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HSE guidance on how organisations should report coronavirus incidents

The Health and Safety executive (HSE) has recently provided guidance of how and when organisations should report coronavirus incidents under the Reporting Requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). RIDDOR The RIDDOR scheme is well known to all organisations who are required to comply with obligations under the health and safety legislation. The…

Care home briefing 187 – A new code for prosecutors

What general factors will the CQC, HSE, the police and other regulator prosectors consider when contemplating charging an organisation or individual? The CQC and other bodies who have power to prosecute follow guidance issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under…

Landmark fine of £2 million for Southern Health

Yesterday, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust was fined £2 million at Oxford Crown Court for two offences under Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The charges arose from the deaths of two vulnerable patients. The…