For a downloadable document by the Department for Transport which outlines all relevant legislation, click here.
Businesses are at risk of being prosecuted in the event of a death(s) caused by gross management failings.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act applies to all businesses which require employees to drive anywhere for a work purpose, such as meeting a client or running a work related errand.
An organisation guilty of the offence will be liable to an unlimited fine. Fines could be up to millions of pounds and should not be, according to recent advice from the Sentencing Guidelines Council, below £500,000.
The Act also provides for courts to impose a publicity order, requiring the organisation to publicise details of its conviction and fine. Courts may also require an organisation to take steps to address the failures behind the death (a remedial order).
For further legislation updates, please see the links below: