This monthly newsletter is designed to update you on the latest news, developments and case law in all areas of RCI including Crisis Response.
- Director jailed for 8 months after ignition of ‘thinner’ kills two brothers
- Letting Agent jailed for failing to fit smoke alarms following fatal house fire
- Two companies fined half a million pounds after worker left paralysed
- Construction firm fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings
The Sentencing Council has released the Manslaughter Definitive Guidelines (including Gross Negligence Manslaughter), effective from 1 November 2018. The New Guidelines will affect any case sentenced on or after 1 November, irrespective of the date of the offence.
The PACE codes of practice contain important procedural safeguards for when the police exercise their powers. Code C, E, F and H have been revised and the changes came into effect from 31st July 2018.
Health and Safety
The HSE has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries in 2017/18. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries reveals that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018, a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers. This represents an increase of nine fatalities from 2016/17.
Fairground Inflatables: A need for tighter regulation?
Following two recent deaths involving fairground inflatables, the regulations and inspection regime surrounding their use and installation has been forced into the spotlight with many calling for an urgent review and investigation of the regulations currently in place.