The Freight Transport Association has published a free, downloadable guide for transport operators to the latest corporate manslaughter legislation.
From 6 April 2008 new legislation will mean that companies, organisations and certain Government bodies face an unlimited fine if they are found to have caused a person's death by gross failings in the corporate management of their duty of care. They may also be required to publicise their offence and penalty.
The Freight Transport Association has published a new compliance guide explaining the offence, as well as offering guidance to help ensure that safety obligations for transport operators are being met.
The FTA Corporate Manslaughter compliance guide can be downloaded by FTA members and non-members from the FTA's web site.