The following is an extreme example but one that demonstrates the need for business owners to ensure they have proper WH&S practices in place.
The following story was related to me by an associate who is a partner in another accounting firm.
A client of his is the Chief Operating Officer of a crane business. Two years ago an accident occurred on a building site where one of their cranes on the site collapsed, resulting in a death (not the crane driver).
After months of investigation the directors of the crane company, the development company and the crane driver were all charged with corporate manslaughter.
If found guilty I understand that the penalty is a large fine and not gaol time.
This article appeared in our July 2018 newsletter and was written by Stephen Mason.