Presentation on theme: "Through high level health and safety performance… manage a key business risk; delivers business benefits; minimise the chance of legal action against:"— Presentation transcript:
Through high level health and safety performance… manage a key business risk; delivers business benefits; minimise the chance of legal action against: individual directors, the board, and the organisation. Directors and board members have the key role. Director Leadership
Why consider health and safety leadership now? Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in force since 6 April 2008 Spur for organisations to ensure health and safety management is up to scratch New offence and penalties but no new duties Corporate not individual liability but individuals can still be prosecuted for manslaughter / health and safety offences
Leadership Guidance Produced by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and HSE involving nominees from CBI,TUC, FSB, IOSH, LGA, NCVO, NHS and University of Warwick Law School Written by directors, for directors for use in the private sector, public sector and third sector www.hse.gov.uk/leadership Insert screenshot of new guidance here
Leadership Guidance The guidance contains: core actions how it can be done case studies checklist information on legal liabilities
IoD/HSE Guidance Essential principles: strong and active leadership from the top; worker involvement; assessment and review. Deliver through a four point action plan: …Plan…Do…Check...Act… Now - its up to you!