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Document ID (ISN)108887
CIS number 08-1268
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 597
Author(s) Neal A.C., Wright F.B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A survey of the use and effectiveness of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 as a legal sanction against directors convicted of health and safety offences
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 34p.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr597.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report looks at the use made by courts of the provisions contained in the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 concerning disqualification related to safety and health failures in the management of companies. The report is based on a study carried out between May and November 2005. From the material obtained, it appears that at least ten directors have been disqualified for health and safety reasons since the coming into force of the legislation. It is recognized that labour inspectors should make greater use of the possibility of director disqualification as part of the prosecution for safety and health failures.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; United Kingdom; legal aspects; disobeying safety instructions; role of labour inspection; criminal liability; legislation
Descriptors (secondary) labour inspectors; public OSH institutions; role of management; comment on law; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
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