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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 clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.
Lord Young of Graffham has completed his review into the operation of health and safety laws and the growth of the compensation culture, and has published his report. Entitled "Common Sense, Common Safety", the report details the findings from the review and outlines recommendations in key areas.
Undertaking competency assessments on potential subcontractors/consultants, or 'vetting', can be a time consuming process, and many Clients are now opting to only invite companies already approved by third parties or pre-qualification schemes to tender. Outsourcing the vetting can result in considerable savings both in time and resources, as employees are able to focus on their main job role