What is accountability structure for managers in the UK with respect to legislative issues, including health and safety?
This is an important question. All managers in the UK are required to follow the law, including laws that touch on health and safety. There is no one who is exempt, no matter how high up in the business world they are. More specifically, there are three laws - English common law, Northern Ireland law, and Scots Law, depending on where the company is. All managers are obligated to uphold these laws and the accountability comes in through many levels.
First, the person...
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