Corporate manslaughter

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.

Am I at risk?

Companies and organisations that take their obligations under health and safety law seriously are not likely to be in breach of this law.

More information can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

How do I comply?

Companies and organisations should keep their health and safety management systems under review, in particular, the way in which their activities are managed or organised by senior management.

The principles set out in successful health and safety management provide an excellent basis for complying with this law.

Key legislation

Please note that this link is to the original legislation.Visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.

Related to Corporate manslaughter

Most recent publications

RIDDOR (NI) 97 booklet

01 December 2022

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