All companies have a Duty of Care to employees and the general public. Failure to comply with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines can lead to prosecution under the The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act (2007) in the event of a fatal accident, or the Health and Safety Offences Act (2008) in the event of any accident. For Corporate Manslaughter the Sentencing Guidelines Council recommends significant and punitive fines (seldom below £500k and up to £10 million). The Health and Safety Offences Act can be used to prosecute individuals (employees, managers and directors) with punishment of up to 2 years in prison.
Are you providing the appropriate level of care for your employees, contractors, visitors, customers and general public? Codegate mobile software can incorporate lone worker safeguards tailored to your industry. Here are additional software packages designed to assist with corporate duty of care.