calls for companies to review health and safety ahead of New Act
on: February 1, 2008, 7:48 am
Release Author: HC Slingsby
Release Summary: Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby,
has called for organisations to review their health and safety ahead
of the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate
Homicide Act 2007
Release Body: Slingsby calls for organisations
to take precautions against potential health and safety risks in
advance of important changes which are due to be introduced into
UK law in 2008.
Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby,
has urged employers to ensure that they are completely up to date
with current health and safety regulations and that increased efforts
are made to protect workers prior to the new Corporate Manslaughter
Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Corporate Homicide
Act as it will be known in Scotland, being put into force.
Slingsby stated that it is vital, especially in light of
the introduction of the new law that; “Organisations take
precautions against potential health and safety risks. With only
a small amount of time and effort companies can both protect their
employees and safeguard the organisation against prosecution”.
April 2008 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide
Act 2007 will come into force in the UK, and for the first
time, companies and organisations can be prosecuted in the event
that serious failures in the management of health
and safety result in a fatality. If a jury decides that an organisation
neglected health and safety requirements for employees, then it
is possible that unlimited fines, remedial orders and publicity
orders could be imposed.
new law is being introduced to help combat the current high numbers
of deaths and injuries in the workplace, where according to official
statistics; every year more than 200 people are killed and over
30 million working days were lost in 2006 alone to occupational
ill health and injury accumulating in a total cost of £30
spokesperson for Slingsby said, "Addressing
health and safety issues and assessing risks is something that cannot
be avoided and can save organisations time and money, it can help
reduce employee absence and employee turnover rates, while at the
same time reducing the risk of litigation. It is important that
organisations regularly review their health and safety management
systems and that all possible precautions and preventions are put
into place to protect their employees from injury or fatality".
Formed in 1893 Slingsby, are leading suppliers
of industrial and commercial safety
equipment with a range of 35,000 products to assist companies
meet health and safety guidelines.
company consistently strives to improve its manufacturing pedigree
through investment in new technology, quality and increased product
originally famous for manual handling equipment, the latest catalogue
features a range of essential products covering the entire workplace,
providing more choice and a credible single source solution for
all Slingsby customers. The latest range includes
over a three thousand new products, from traditional areas like
materials handling through to exciting new janitorial and office
Details: Slingsby PR contact:
HC Slingsby PLC
+44 (0)1274 535030
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