A Bubble Group meeting on the Corporate Manslaughter Act earlier this year revealed what high penalties now exist for breaches of health & safety legislation - could your business even survive a fine of up to 15% of its annual turnover? Like so many areas, changes in legislation mean someone in the organisation must take the responsibility for keeping on top of this issue and ensuring compliance – but only in the larger companies is that 'someone' a dedicated resource.
For the rest of us, it's a question of changing hats. If your personnel are exposed to potential danger while working on or off-site, what are the obvious (and not so obvious) things you need to do and consider to ensure compliance? What if a journalist 'doorsteps' one of your team following an accident - how can the PR ramifications be managed? And what does best practice in this area look like?