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Corporate Manslaughter Act

"The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will come into force on 6 April 2008, across the UK.

The Act sets out a new offence for convicting an organisation where a gross failure in the way activities were managed or organised results in a personís death. This will apply to a wide range of organisations across the public and private sectors.

In England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the new offence will be called corporate manslaughter. It will be called corporate homicide in Scotland."

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Preventing slips and trips at work
HSE Health and Safety Executive

Quick general guidelines and advice in a downloadable pdf file format.

"Over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused as a result of a slip or trip (the single most common cause of injuries at work). These cost employers over £512 million a year in lost production and other costs.

Slips and trips also account for over half of all reported injuries to members of the public. Recognising the importance of slips and trips, the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities have included this topic in their programmes of work designed to achieve national targets set to improve health and safety performance. These targets were published by the Government and the Health and Safety Commission in the Revitalising Health and Safety strategy statement of June 2000.

Legal actions brought as a result of an injury can be extremely damaging to business, especially where the public are involved. Insurance covers only a small proportion of the costs.

Anyone at work, but particularly employers, can help to reduce slip and trip hazards through good health and safety arrangements.

Effective solutions are often simple, cheap and lead to other benefits."

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