A NEW guide for hospitality managers has been published by the Institute of Hospitality, outlining the changes to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act that comes into force on April 6.
The Act introduces a new offence, with the potential for criminal liability, that affects organisations and companies where serious failures in the management of health and safety lead to a fatality.
The new clause covers ‘gross breaches’ of companies and organisations ‘duty of care’, and protects both staff members and consumers.
The guide should help managers understand the scope of the act, and outlines liabilities, responsibilities and penalties. Also included are hospitality-specific case studies and a section on areas of risk for hospitality businesses.
The guide is available at www.instituteofhospitality.org.