In 1998 the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) collaborated to develop a protocol which outlined an agreed procedure for liaison between the three signatories where there is a work-related death.
The National Liaison Committee (NLC) was formed to oversee the operation of the protocol and this, in turn, created Regional Liaison Committees to manage local relationships.
The CPS is the current chair of the NLC, and it has been agreed that during its term of office the protocol should be reviewed in order to ascertain if it meets current needs, informed by experience, and to bring it up to date with the changes in operational practice that have taken place since 1998.
I have been asked by the NLC to take forward the review, and am writing to selected organisations that may have occasion to use or refer to the existing protocol inviting observations about its operation from the perspective of that organisation.
I would very much appreciate receiving your comments.
You may write to the above address, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, a site that has been established as part of the public consultation exercise.
Thank you for your assistance in this important initiative.
N J Masters
Secretary to the National Liaison Committee