Health & Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

by Simon Wareham

December 7, 2018

Health and Safety Responsibility at Work

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.

HSE confirms annual worker fatality increase

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.

Businessman failed to prevent asbestos exposure

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 fined after ladder fall

LONDON ZOO has been fined £40,000 after a cleaner fell from a faulty ladder while working inside a hawk aviary.

Driver crushed by full pallet

A NEWPORT-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded.

Company sentenced after crush death

A METAL recovery company was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries.

Garden centre fined over £100,000 for breaches

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 handed huge safety fine

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.

Stagecoach fined £2.3million after fatal crash

A BUS company has been fined £2.3million for breaking health and safety laws prior to a crash in Coventry where two people died.