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Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability: Examining the Legal Landscape

Fatal accidents are usually preventable, which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Here, Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain those occasions when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences and with what...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Leading industry associations confirm support for The Fire Safety Event 2018

Leading fire industry associations including the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Rail Industry Fire Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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Substantial fine imposed following tragic death of six year-old crushed by unsafe automated gate

A powered gate company has been fined £50,000 for corporate manslaughter following the horrific death of a child who was crushed to death five years ago by an unsafe automatic gate outside her Moss Side home in Manchester. Sentencing was passed at Manchester Crown Court on 7...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Powered gate safety under the spotlight in wake of Manchester Crown Court hearing on girl’s death

Safety campaigners are now calling for checks to be carried out on powered gates to ensure they’re absolutely safe. This move follows on from a court hearing held on Tuesday 17 November when a gate company admitted killing a six year-old girl who was crushed to death by...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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Lone worker companies call for Health and Safety policy reviews due to new Sentencing Council guidelines

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Lone Worker Section have called for companies to review their Health and Safety policies in light of new guidelines that have just been issued by the Sentencing Council relating to Health and Safety, food and corporate...
Posted On 17 Nov 2015
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Lone worker companies show strong support for National Personal Safety Day 2015

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated Lone Worker Section have shown tremendous support for this year’s National Personal Safety Day, an annual awareness day organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, one of the UK’s largest personal safety charities....
Posted On 06 Oct 2015