Smith, Darren; Ashmore, David
March 2008
People Management;3/6/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p20
The article focuses on the role of the police in the investigation of corporate manslaughter in Great Britain. It notes that under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 set to be in effect on April 2008, the police have the prime responsibility for investigating fatalities while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides input. It adds that the workplace where an employee has died will be treated as a crime scene. It suggests human resources (HR) departments to keep backup data stored off site.


Related Articles

  • Accident investigation. Bibbings, Roger // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p46 

    The author discusses the role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of Great Britain and explains how it can work on accident investigations while also proactively working to prevent accidents. Because of staffing and financial constraints, the HSE is unable to adequately investigate...

  • Buncefield blast concern. Raleigh, Patrick // Process Engineering;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 87 Issue 8, p19 

    The article focuses on the investigation of the Buncefield fuel depot explosion near Hemel Hempstead, England on December 11, 2005. Taf Powell, Health and Safety Executive manager emphasizes that the explosion is hard to explain. The author asserts that the incident remains a great concern to...

  • 'Soft' H&S enforcement criticised.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p3 

    The article discusses the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' criticism of weakened enforcement standards for workplace injuries and deaths in Great Britain. The organization reports that enforcement bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have failed to investigate and prosecute...

  • HSE changes policy on fatality investigations.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Aug2004, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p3 

    Reports on the changes made by the British Health and Safety Executive to a policy on fatality investigations for members of the public. Coverage of the policy; Benefits of the policy to members of the public.

  • Skanska bans semi-automatic hitches.  // Contract Journal;5/13/2009, Vol. 447 Issue 6722, p4 

    The article reports that Skanska AB has banned semiautomatic quick hitches followings investigations into the accident in which a site worker was killed in December 2008. The move also covers automatic quick hitch designs that do not lock onto and retain both pins. Semi-automatic quick hitches...

  • HSE investigates after Liverpool wall collapse leaves two injured.  // Contract Journal;8/28/2003, Vol. 420 Issue 6441, p3 

    Focuses on an investigation conducted by the British Health & Safety Executive on an accident involving two steel erectors in Liverpool, England in August 2003. Overview of the accident.

  • Injury investigations fall.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Dec2008, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p3 

    The article mentions that injury investigations by the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain have significantly declined, according to a study by the trade union Unite. Statistics are given for the agriculture, mining, manufacturing, construction, energy, and service sectors for the years...

  • HSE investigates O'Rourke 38-storey formwork fall.  // Contract Journal;2/23/2005, Vol. 427 Issue 6513, p1 

    Reports on the decision of the British Health and Safety Executive to investigate into Laing O' Rourke following the fall of the formwork in the Beetham Tower in Birmingham, England in February 2005. Statement issued by the construction company regarding the issue.

  • Driver crushed between trucks.  // Commercial Motor;12/14/2006, Vol. 204 Issue 5208, p11 

    The article reports on the death of a truck driver who was crushed between two LGVs at a haulage yard belonging to Vernon Land Transport in West Yorks, England in 2006. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The company declined to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics