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Corporate manslaughter sentences 'must be tougher'

18th February 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

Sentences for firms found guilty of committing corporate manslaughter should be tougher, according to one expert, which illustrates the importance of using health and safety signs.

Richard Jones, policy and technical director of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), said that a better way of punishing firms found guilty would be for the fine to be a set amount of the company's annual turnover.

He argued that this would be a more equal way of dealing with companies which do not take precautions to prevent accidents, such as using health and safety signs.

"Remedial orders should also address the vital need for deep-seated cultural issues to be tackled where these have contributed to the offence," Mr Jones added.

Recently, injured worker Ken Bradley said that staff and self-employed people must take precautions to ensure that injuries do not occur in the workplace, such as installing health and safety signs.

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