HS33 – Directors Responsibilities for Health & Safety

Course Overview

After the following incidents took place; Heavy Goods Vehicle ploughs into queue of people at bus stop, number of fatalities reported, driver found to be over the drink drive limit. Warehouse operative drives forklift truck into racking causing it to collapse killing another operative. Investigations reveal forklift driver under the influence of drugs. Office worker attacks fellow workers tow on critical list one dies at scene. Attacker found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. These are of course fictitious headlines but it is not beyond the realms of possibility over the next few months that Company Directors and Health & Safety managers will find themselves facing Corporate Manslaughter charges resulting in, not just an hefty fine, but imprisonment for those deemed responsible. Remember Ignorance of these issues is no defence against charges of this magnitude.