Corporate Manslaughter Awareness

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Corporate Manslaughter Awareness Training

Corporate manslaughter is an illegal offence where a business or organisation is found to have triggered an individual’s death. A business can be accused of the offence of corporate homicide if its activities cause death through a gross breach of duty of care to the deceased.

This training programme, therefore, is designed to educate persons with safety responsibilities on what steps are required regarding such situations and the importance of health and safety management at work.

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Need for the Corporate Killing Course

When in charge of a company’s health and safety policies, it is essential to understand the importance of the role and how to protect an employee’s safety. Therefore, it is essential to understand the duties of employers, directors, or anyone who oversees a corporation’s health and safety policies, and to know about the Corporate Manslaughter Act. This training is needed and proves to be beneficial for businesses and organisations.

Legal Responsibilities

Under the leading health and safety at work legislation, it is the lawful duty of employers and  organisations to:

  • Evaluate risks to employees, clients, associates or any other individual who could be affected by their actions
  • Have a written health and safety procedure if they employ more than five persons
  • Ensure there is access to correct and sound health and safety advice
  • Have appropriate arrangements for the planning, monitoring, and controlling of precautionary and protective measures.

Objectives of Corporate Murder Training Programmes

The prime objective of this online training is to educate delegates about the corporate murder legislation. These programmes also provide awareness of the duties of employers and their responsibilities under the law. This course is specifically designed to provide an understanding of the importance of providing workplace training and the consequences of insufficient operative training.

Prerequisites

These online training courses are ideal for employers, managers and directors who have a duty of care to maintain health and safety at work and to ensure there are appropriate safety policies. Therefore, to undertake these courses, there is no formal entry requirement, certification or prior subject knowledge needed.

Course Content for Corporate Killing Training Courses

Corporate homicide courses are highly engaging. The details of each of the training programmes are as follows:

Corporate Manslaughter – An Introduction to Criminal Health and Safety Legislation – Abridged Version

Trainees will develop an awareness of the following aspects of this course:

  • An introduction to the Corporate Killing and Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
  • Prosecution’s Opening Statement
  • Legal Responsibilities of Employers, Directors, and Board Members
  • The Investigation Process, Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • Witness Examination and the Sentencing Guidelines

Corporate Manslaughter – An Introduction to Criminal Health and Safety Legislation

Delegates will develop an awareness of the following aspects of this course:

  • An introduction to Corporate Homicide and the Indictment
  • Prosecution’s Opening Statement
  • Legal Responsibilities of Employers, Directors, and Board Members
  • The Investigation Process, Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • Witness Examination
  • Manslaughter Sentencing UK

Target Audience of Corporate Murder Training Courses

The training programme is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care to maintain safety and health at the workplace or anyone who oversees a corporation’s health and safety policies, including:

  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Board Members
  • Directors
  • Anyone who supervises the company’s health and safety procedures

Learning Outcomes of Corporate Killing Courses

The learning outcomes of each of the corporate killing courses are:

Corporate Manslaughter – An Introduction to Criminal Health and Safety Legislation – Abridged Version

The learners will:

  • Acquire good knowledge of the corporate killing legislation
  • Understand the official duties of companies, managers, and executives concerning the safety of their workforces and the workplace
  • Recognise the significance of health and safety management at the workplace
  • Understand the process of investigation, hearing the statement, witness examination and the final judgement

Corporate Manslaughter – An Introduction to Criminal Health and Safety Legislation

The learners will:

  • Acquire a good understanding of business manslaughter and indictment
  • Understand the offence of corporate killing and the elements of the offence
  • Have precise knowledge of Relevant Duty of Care
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of employers, managers and directors regarding the health and safety of the workplace and the staff
  • Recognise the employer’s duties in relation to the legislation
  • Recognise the importance of health and safety management at the workplace
  • Understand the process of investigation, prosecution’s opening statement, witness examination, the verdict, and the sentencing.

Benefits of Corporate Homicide Training Programmes

Employers and employees will get the following benefits from this training course:

Employer Benefits

  • Minimising the risk of workplace accidents and hazards caused by the lack of proper staff training
  • Achieving legal compliance that ensures the health and safety of all employees
  • An understanding of corporate manslaughter and wide-ranging awareness of criminal health and safety legislation
  • Approved certification for all delegates

Employee Benefits

  • Good knowledge and understanding of criminal health and safety legislation
  • Understanding the importance of employee training at work
  • An understanding of the significance of health and safety management in the workplace
  • Certification of successful course completion

Why Choose Human Focus for Corporate Homicide Training?

Choosing Human Focus for these e-learning courses provides the following benefits:

  • Delegates can learn anytime and anywhere in bite-size sessions to suit the trainees
  • Staff will have the necessary knowledge about the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
  • Lower cost than sending people away to take classroom training
  • Access to the LMS at anytime
  • Short yet informative course content

Course format

Format: Online – Delegates can take the training course on their Apple or Android mobile phones, tablets or on any computer.

Course Duration:

Corporate Manslaughter (Abridged Version): 19 Minutes

Corporate Manslaughter: 62 Minutes

  • RoSPA-approved course
  • High-quality video and animation content
  • End of course assessment test

RoSPA-approved certificate on completion of the course

End of course knowledge test

These Corporate Manslaughter e-learning courses have an assessment test at the end, which appears when trainees complete the entire course. The details are as follows:

  • Fully online test, no need to visit any classroom to take the test
  • The test comprises multiple-choice questions randomly chosen from the topics in the course. This is a pass or a failure assessment
  • Pass mark – 80%

Note: There are test questions at the end of each section, which are designed to assist learning. They do not form part of the end of course result.

Certification

  • On successfully undertaking the training course, learners will instantly get a RoSPA-approved certificate in downloadable form
  • In case a trainee fails the knowledge test, they will be able to retake the test one more time without any payment

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FAQs

What is Corporate Manslaughter?

It is a criminal offence in English Law for any corporation or organisation to commit an act of homicide. The offence applies to organisations such as private bodies, including limited companies and partnerships, and public bodies, such as NHS Trusts.

Individuals cannot be prosecuted for the offence.

There have been fewer than 25 examples of corporate manslaughter cases since the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 was introduced

What is the Maximum Sentence for Manslaughter?

When we look at the list of corporate manslaughter cases, they are a lot more than we think. The maximum sentence a judge can impose for manslaughter is imprisonment for life.  Sentences include a prison sentence to be served instantly, suspended imprisonment, or a community service sentence.

What is Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd Corporate Manslaughter?

On 15 February 2011, Cotswold became the first corporation to be sentenced under the new offence of corporate killing. The jury found that the business’s working practices were unsafe, and it overlooked well-recognised industry guidance to provide safety to its workforce.

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