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ENFORCEMENT

Court of appeal slashes fine by 85%

A £900,000 fine given to utility firm Electricity North West (ENW) has been reduced to £135,000 by the Court of Appeal. Why was the original fine cut so drastically? More...

DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Director disqualified for six years

A company boss who wound up his company to avoid paying a health and safety fine has found himself back in court and banned from being a director for the next six years. Why was he caught out? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Tenant fell through walkway under repair

Two construction companies have been fined following an incident involving a tenant falling through a balcony walkway. What action should have been taken to prevent it? More...

WORKPLACE

£2 million fine for falling bales accident

In April 2017 a company was given a large fine in connection with an accident in which a heavy bale of plastic fell on a worker. What happened and how can such accidents be prevented? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Must you use edge protection?

Following a fatal fall from height, the HSE built a case against a builder in which it was alleged that he had failed to ensure suitable edge protection and was therefore responsible for the accident. What happened in court? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Every little bit of luck helps

An employee fell through the roof of a Tesco store, yet managed to walk away with minor injuries. But did the supermarket giant get off so lightly? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

BT fined £600,000 for falls

Telecoms giant BT has been prosecuted after two employees were seriously injured in separate incidents. What warning signs were ignored which might have prevented the second fall? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Landlord tried to cover up fatal fall

A businessman has been jailed for gross negligence manslaughter and attempting to deceive the authorities over a fall from height at his home. What happened? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Directors jailed for safety crimes

In an extraordinary case heard in April 2016, the court found that two directors had ignored all the warning signs imaginable, leading to one man’s death. How did they get it so wrong? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

The HSE on solar panel warpath

There are frequent prosecutions for unsafe working at height, but a close look at court listings shows that companies which install solar panels are starting to dominate the headlines. Why is this and what must you do as the client? More...
Last updated: 12.12.2018

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