Day From Hell


To prepare you to deal with major incidents, specifically those that have the potential for prosecution under the UK’s Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Under the Act, companies can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures amounting to a gross breach of their duty of care.


Delegates will be immersed in an unfolding major incident that will simulate a realistic operational crisis. As the disaster unfolds and the crisis deepens, how will you and your senior people cope with the building pressure and demands of a potential criminal investigation while maintaining business continuity?

Our highly acclaimed interactive and revealing training experience has been designed to create as near-life an experience as possible, complete with role-play and a mock police interview. It is facilitated by instructors who have been there and done it!

Who should attend

This course is designed for business leaders, board members, senior managers, supervisors.

Content and competencies

  • Outline of the legal position: what is your duty of care? Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007; management liability for consent, connivance or neglect; penalties for breach.
  • Police investigations: we take you behind the line! Impact on the organisation; primacy – police vs. HSE; techniques and strategy; PRISM interview model.
  • Sources of evidence: to speak or not to speak? Recovery of physical evidence; witness and suspect reviews; voluntary statements; HSWA section 20 statements; police interview under caution.
  • Role-play incident scenario: you’re in the hot-seat! Relative and media response; mock police / HSE interviews; you the jury – guilty or not guilty, you decide!

Learning outcomes

  • Insight into relevant legislation.
  • Understanding the impact of a police-led investigation.
  • How to deal with the demands of grieving relatives and the pressures of handling the media.