Following the implementation of The Sentencing Council's Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences Definitive Guideline, on 1 February 2016, the average fine handed out by courts increased from just over £54,000 in 2015-16, the year before the guidelines were introduced, to over £150,000 in 2018-19.
Ambitious new measures to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure that large businesses and public bodies tackle modern slavery risks in supply chains have been announced by the UK government.
The OSH profession is well placed to respond to the powerful global forces impacting on the workplace. We hear from some of IOSH’s key players about how the institution is equipping the profession for a dynamic future.
A new competency framework to guide the development of occupational safety and health professionals and meet the needs of employers for a broader set of competencies, has been launched by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).