March 11, 2013

Lone Worker Protection Highlighted as Corporate Manslaughter Cases Increase

The British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Lone Worker Forum has suggested there is a growing importance for robust health and safety measures to protect staff and employers from potential corporate manslaughter cases.

An article from HRMagazine.co.uk reports that figures published earlier this year by law firm Pinsent Masons showed that the number of corporate manslaughter cases rose to 63 in 2012, compared with 45 in 2011 – an increase of 40%.

The BSIA has said the protection of those employees who work either alone or without direct supervision should be a key consideration for every business as part of its health and safety strategy.

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