Marsh announced that it is undertaking a series of workshops around the UK to provide business leaders with the skills and information they need to manage their risk and insurance responsibilities under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which comes into force on April 6.
Marsh described the Act as “one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation in recent history. For the first time, organizations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of a gross breach of the general duty of care created by a failure in the health and safety system involving senior management.”
Marsh’s workshops will outline the key elements of the Act and its potential impact on businesses. It will also provide “delegates with practical help on ensuring that they have effective occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) in place, both in work buildings and work-related vehicles,” said the bulletin. “During the course, every delegate will be able to undertake a health check of their own organization’s preparedness for the Act, work through a case study and share ideas and experiences.”
Marsh has scheduled the workshops as follows:
16 April 2008: 1 City Road East, Manchester
14 May 2008: Charter House, Milton Keynes
15 May 2008: Tower Place, London
16 May 2008: Orchard Brae House, Edinburgh
19 May 2008: Tricorn House, Birmingham
20 May 2008: Merlin House, Reading
For further information please contact Barbara Edmead on 020 7357 5174, or email:
Details are also available at www.marsh.co.uk/events/08/manslaughter/index.php
Source: Marsh UK – www.marsh.com
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