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    NEW PROSECUTION SYSTEM IN SCOTLAND

    Specialist prosecutors will on work-related accidents and fatalities

    A new Crown Office Health and Safety Division has been created in Scotland which will examine cases reported by HSE. 

    Frank Mullholland QC Solicitor General said that specialist health and safety prosecutors will: “identify unlawful practices that put safety at risk in our communities, bringing to justice those who fail to discharge their obligations under health and safety law.”

    Elaine Taylor Head of the new Health and Safety Division, said: “While we investigate all cases thoroughly, some, such as the recent Super Puma tragedy, are particularly high profile and complex, with unique challenges for investigators and prosecutors. We anticipate that cases like this will benefit particularly from the new division and its specialist teams.”

    Paul Stollard, HSE Director in Scotland said: “building on the close working relationship that already exists between HSE and the procurator fiscal’s office, we can ensure those responsible for fatalities and major injuries in the workplace are held to account so that further incidents can be avoided.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8138069.stm

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    1. WIND FARM HIGH FINE FROM ‘NEW’ PROSECUTION SYSTEM | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] fines in Scotland have in the past been lower than those south of the border. Perhaps the new system of prosecution, introduced in Scotland in 2009, is starting to take […]