Corporate Manslaughter Induction to the new LAW

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The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and offers 1 hour of CDP credit


On successful completion of this course you will be able to print your own CDP accredited certificate via your courses home page.

Now available a dedicated Driver Safety awareness course designed to cover your companies commitment in providing road safety advice for all your drivers, from LGV to company car drivers both private and company owned vehicles.


The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.

The Act, which came into force on 6 April 2008, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.

This course is aimed at people with strategic responsibilities for health & safety and prepare Senior Management for the new Homicide legislation

Can also be used to introduce all your staff to the new legislation

Prosecutions will be of the corporate body and not individuals, but the liability of directors, board members or other individuals under health and safety law or general criminal law, will be unaffected.�And the corporate body itself and individuals can still be prosecuted for separate health and safety offences.

The Act also largely removes the Crown immunity that applied to the previous common law corporate manslaughter offence. This is welcome, and consistent with Government and HSE policy to secure the eventual removal of Crown immunity for health and safety offences. The Act provides a number of specific exemptions that cover public policy decisions and the exercise of core public functions.

Companies and organisations should keep their health and safety management systems under review, in particular, the way in which their activities are managed and organised by senior management. The Institute of Directors and HSE have published guidance for directors on their responsibilities for health and safety – this course will help indentify these requirments.