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Oliverp1  
#1 Posted : 03 January 2018 16:41:50(UTC)
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Oliverp1

Hello,

I am doing an assignment where I have to determin the root causes in a workplace death and suggest consequences of prosecution. 

I have determined the root causes to be lack of instruction, information, training and supervision along with other contributary factors such as not following lone working procedures but I am not sure what the consequences of prosecution would be. I have looked at similar sinarios online that this seems to be based off and a firm was fined £20,000 and a further £35,000 in costs but not found guilty of corporate manslaughter.

Basically im wondering how short does a company haveto fall to be found guilty?

Bootneck997  
#2 Posted : 04 January 2018 12:26:28(UTC)
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Bootneck997

I suspect this is an NCRQ assignment and can tell you that all the required information is available by searching online.

The best source of advice is your online tutor.

allanwood  
#3 Posted : 23 January 2018 12:50:04(UTC)
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allanwood

take a look at the sentencing guidlines as there is ample advice contained therin.

would depend on the size of the organisation, its turnover, risk factors involved and forseeability.

regards

Allan

SBH  
#4 Posted : 23 January 2018 14:16:42(UTC)
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SBH

Originally Posted by: allanwood Go to Quoted Post

take a look at the sentencing guidlines as there is ample advice contained therin

It may also be based on company turnover

A Kurdziel  
#5 Posted : 23 January 2018 14:32:42(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

When looking at the consequences of a prosecution, you should not be looking at root causes. That’s for us H&S professionals, what you need to do is to link back the incident to specific pieces of legislation both Health and Safety at Work Act and the relevant regulations. Then look at the sentencing guidelines for those breaches. See https://www.sentencingco...-guideline-FINAL-web.pdf for more information.

hilary  
#6 Posted : 26 January 2018 08:46:53(UTC)
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hilary

The HSE has a database of prosecutions which I think can be searched by finding so I suggest you have a look at that and get some ideas.

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