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Work-related deaths protocol

A work-related deaths protocol agreed among the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland) (ACPOS), the British Transport Police (BTP), and COPFS.

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Work related deaths: A protocol for liaison among COPFS, Health And Safety Executive, ACPOS and British Transport Police

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This protocol has been developed through the representative bodies of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland) (ACPOS), the British Transport Police (BTP), and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to support joint working to investigate work-related deaths in Scotland, and where appropriate, to prosecute.

This protocol covers areas including the initial action, management of the investigation, decision making, disclosure of materials, special inquiries, the prosecution process, and fatal accident inquiries.