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5th January 2022

Failures in cold weather planning cause fatality

In January 2018 a 74-year-old security guard tragically died after becoming isolated from colleagues following a generator failure at the gatehouse where he was stationed. His employers were fined £100,800 and the construction company they were contracted by £768,000 for breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. Incident The accident happened on […]

15th December 2021

First Covid Prosecution

What’s Happened? A Bradford based construction contractor has recently been prosecuted for breaches of health and safety legislation in the first successful prosecution arising from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Covid ‘spot check’ programme. HSE had carried out more than 316,000 Covid Spot Checks on workplaces since the beginning of the pandemic, with the priority to […]

8th December 2021

Director Jailed for Ignoring 15 HSE Safety Notices

What’s Happened? The boss of a car salvage yard has recently been jailed for a year after ignoring a whopping 15 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforcement notices served on his scrapyard business. This is an interesting case in that whist no injuries actually occurred from the poor safety standards – the sentencing guidelines are […]

24th November 2021

Holiday Inn Express Fined for Health and Safety Breaches

What’s Happened The Holiday Inn Express in Dunstable has recently been fined following a serious health and safety breach following a serious incident involving a deep fat fryer which resulted in third-degree burns to an employees arms, legs and torso. Incident An untrained member of staff was instructed by a manager to empty and clean […]

17th November 2021

Serial Safety Offender is Prosecuted….Again!

What’s Happened A leading Food manufacturer – Bakkavor has once again appeared in court and been fined £130,000 with costs of £2607 for safety breaches after one of its employees suffered two broken ribs having been crushed within an industrial cooking machine while attempting to clear a blocked water inlet. This is the latest case […]

man working on machine roller with gloves

4th November 2021

Manufacturer fined £20,000 after Machine Accident

What’s Happened? A handrail manufacturing company has recently been fined £20,000 after an employee’s hand was drawn into a roller and crushed. An employee of Manchester-based business Dealercast Ltd was being trained by the company director to use a rolling machine in order to bend pieces of steel tube. While the employee was feeding the […]

lift with open doors

27th October 2021

Lift Shaft Fall Results in 90K Fine

What’s Happened? A care home firm in Flintshire, Wales has recently been fined £90,000 with an additional £85,00 in costs after one of its staff, a newly-recruited care home manager, fell down a lift shaft. The Care Home Operators – Pearlcare Wellfield Limited were found guilty of four health and safety breaches at Mold Crown […]

representation of broken stairs

27th October 2021

Holiday Inn Fined After Wedding Disaster

What’s Happened? The owners and operators of the Holiday Inn Hotel in Hemel Hempstead have recently been found guilty of Health & Safety breaches and ordered by the courts to pay almost £160,000 after the wooden staircase that a wedding party was standing on for a group photograph collapsed beneath them. The incident occurred during […]