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9th February 2022

Recycling Company Fined After 18-Year-Old Employee Is Injured

What’s Happened? A recycling company has recently been fined £17,500 after an 18-year-old employee was injured whilst clearing a blockage in a waste metal chute. Fall from Height The young employee was injured when he fell through a chute, approximately four metres above a concrete yard, whilst clearing a blockage. In an attempt to break […]

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 […]