Penalties and Sentencing: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A trial involving corporate manslaughter charges will be governed by the normal rules of evidence and procedure for trials on indictment, in that matters of law are decided by the judge and questions of fact are dealt with by the jury. Court Proceedings

Responsibilities of Directors and Senior Managers: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Directors and senior managers provide the planning and policies that determine the actions of an organisation. As a result, they are considered the guiding minds of the organisation and must take responsibility for their decisions in the way the organisation runs. Health and Safety Responsibilities of Directors or Senior Managers

Personal Liability: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA) is the principal provision that governs liability of senior company personnel for health and safety offences, together with related legislation. Section 37: Directors, Company Secretaries, Senior Managers

Shared Workplaces and Occupiers’ Liability: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

If an organisation uses a contract organisation to provide a service, such as catering, cleaning and security, this will cause the workplace to be shared by two employers. Introduction to Shared Workplaces

Mozambique: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The country’s official name is the Republic of Mozambique. Its official language is Portuguese. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Oil Storage: Quick Facts

Friday, October 8, 2021

A significant proportion of pollution incidents are oil-related, with many caused by leaks and spills from storage facilities, eg unbunded storage tanks.

Pre-construction Information: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Pre-construction information is defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). Its purpose is to provide sufficient information to allow designers/contractors to avoid or adequately control the risks associated with the health and safety hazards identified within the client’s construction project. Summary

Hungary: Quick Facts

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Hungary is a unitary constitutional republic. In 2012, the official name was changed from Hungarian Republic to Hungary by a new constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary.

Discharge to Water: Quick Facts

Monday, October 4, 2021

Water pollution incidents can be the subject of criminal prosecutions under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010, the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR) in Scotland and the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999. Regulated Water Bodies