Work-related deaths and inquests - Introduction

1. This section provides an overview of the different HSE roles and responsibilities when investigating work-related deaths, in relation to:

  • the police;
  • the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service); and
  • the Coroner.

2. It outlines HSE liaison agreements with other agencies, including arrangements concerning the disclosure of information and contact with bereaved families.

3. It also outlines the main legal rules that govern Coroners' courts, together with the procedures that you will need to be familiar with when an inquest is held into a work-related death.

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Updated 2022-03-31