|We’ve talked a number of times previously about the changes that were made to Sentencing Guidelines, and this article on SHP delves into steps a duty holder could take in mitigation of a serious or fatal incident, and gathers comment from a leading panel of legal experts. Some really interesting thoughts shared, with tangible steps that a duty holder should take.
As a summary here are the five factors that a court should consider when deciding the penalty to be imposed, and these are of course essential considerations for any duty holder, as pro-active measures and reactive in the event of a serious incident:
In our experience points 3 and 4 are sometimes perceived as too onerous and costly to implement, it is often ‘after the event’ that steps are taken to improve safety management within an organisation which is a fools game.
We at RDHS Ltd pride ourselves on being able to provide realistic and dynamic solutions to our clients, through developing hands on and collaborative partnership with our clients. This ensures that there is a fundamentally safe working environment and should the worst happen a strong mitigation that the duty holder has undertaken everything reasonably practicable to manage risk and safety.
If you want to know more about how we can assist your organisation then we’d love to talk to you @RDHS Ltd.
Read the SHP article here: