Corporate Manslaughter: Eyecare policy essential

Following the publication of final sentencing guidelines last month, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is urging companies to consider carefully whether their eyecare policy could leave them open to the possibility of massive fines.

Laura Butler, Corporate Account Manager at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, says: ‘Whilst the human cost in such cases is immeasurable, the financial cost to the company could be in the millions. Inadequate eyecare policies could put employees in severe danger during the course of their work. Eyecare policies can be very simple and inexpensive to offer but can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of employees.’

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, allows companies and organisations to be found guilty of Corporate Manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care.

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