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Document ID (ISN)101535
CIS number 03-616
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Information Sheet MISC 491
Author(s)
British Transport Police
Title Work-related deaths - A protocol for liaison
Original title Marwolaethau sy'n gysylltiedig Ô gwaith: Protocol ar gyfer cydgysylltu [in Welsh]
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Feb. 2003. 16p. 5 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/welsh/misc491w.pdf [in Welsh]
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/misc491.pdf [in English]
Abstract Second version of the protocol for liaison between enforcing and prosecuting authorities in relation to work-related deaths (see CIS 98-1226 for previous version). It sets out the principles for effective liaison between the parties and deals in particular with incidents where, following a death, evidence indicates that a serous criminal offence may have been committed. Topics covered: statement of intent; initial action; management of the investigation; decision making; disclosure of material; special inquiries; advice prior to charge; decision to prosecute; prosecution; role of the coroner; national and local liaison.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; enforcement; fatalities; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) accident investigation; criminal liability; directive
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH