Tag Archives: health & safety

ILN Today Post

Newsflash re Fines

Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences can result in unlimited fines or even a prison sentence. The courts try to apply a consistent approach to sentencing across England and Wales, and there is a Sentencing Council which publishes guidelines on the appropriate level of fine/prison sentence, depending on a range of factors, such as the severity of the offence, previous good record and size of the organisation being sentenced.  More…

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ILN Today Post

Challenging environments

Adapted from an article which first appeared in the Digest of the Association for Project Safety.

There have been significant advances in awareness of the health and safety consequences of design and construction. Hopefully we will never again see disasters like the failure of the walkway onto the Ramsgate ro-ro ferry. But are there any circumstances where a completed project can legitimately put the end users at risk to their health and safety?

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Common sense restored to Health and Safety

The Government has claimed that two recently published reports demonstrate the rapid progress it is making in restoring common sense to health and safety and saving businesses millions of pounds and considerable time every year.

The first, authored by Professor Ragnar Lofstedt, looks at the progress made in implementing the recommendations contained in his 2011 report ‘Reclaiming Health and Safety for all’.

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