HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate
The number of company directors and senior managers prosecuted for health and safety and environmental offences has increased since new Sentencing Guidelines were introduced in February 2016 and February 2014 respectively. Health and Safety prosecutions alone have trebled between 2015 and 2016. The new Sentencing Guideline toughened penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences. Under the new measures, the scale of fines varies according to the turnover of the company. Written in a practical style with the use of checklists, flowcharts and case studies, HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate looks at the application of aspects of managing the risks of HSE and EA prosecutions. Each chapter starts with a summary of what the chapter covers and contains a list of the cases which will be discussed in the chapter. An Appendix contains a short summary of each of the cases referred to in the text highlighting the legislation, any other cases and fines passed down with a cross reference to where they are covered in detail in the text. This enables the user to get a quick snapshot of whether a case is of relevance to their issue and where to go in the text to find more information. HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate is an essential new text for criminal, environmental, company and personal injury law practitioners who offer advice on these issues to companies and for in-house legal teams. The book is also of relevance to company directors and health and safety professionals.
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