December 7, 2018
Don’t rely on others to take action. If you think it’s wrong, or it doesn’t look safe... STOP!
If you don’t already keep up to date with some of the recently published prosecutions, you need to. These are real cases, featuring real prosecutions, real injuries, fatalities and fines, and the next one could happen in your business.
THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual statistics, which has revealed an annual increase in the number of fatal incidents and also a rise in the number of reported cases of worker injuries or ill-health.
A MANCHESTER-based businessman has been prosecuted after failing to check whether asbestos was present in a building he owned before starting major refurbishment works.
LONDON ZOO has been fined £40,000 after a cleaner fell from a faulty ladder while working inside a hawk aviary.
A NEWPORT-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded.
A METAL recovery company was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries.
A POPULAR garden centre that failed to undertake adequate checks to protect staff from hazardous chemicals has been fined over £100,000 following a successful prosecution by Colchester Borough Council.
WH SMITH (Retail Holdings) Limited has been ordered to pay fines and costs totaling more than £470,000 after a member of the public fell into a basement through a trapdoor on the shop floor.
A BUS company has been fined £2.3million for breaking health and safety laws prior to a crash in Coventry where two people died.