The new Sentencing Guidelines represent the biggest shake up to the Regulatory landscape in recent years, with fines up to 10 times higher (or more in some cases), than their previous levels. With respect to individuals we are expecting to see cases of imprisonment of directors and managers in cases where that would have been unheard of before.
Harrison Ford, better known as Hans Solo, sustained a broken leg when he was struck by a heavy metal door during the filming of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The accident happened in August 2014 at Pinewood Studios whilst the actor was filming a scene set inside the well-known intergalactic freighter, the Millennium Falcon.
In light of the impact of the new Sentencing Guidelines, we look at positive steps directors and senior managers in the transport sector can take to avoid a breach in the first instance.