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PRICE RISES FOR THOSE IGNORING HSE NOTICES

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Contractor given jail term after scaffolding prohibition issued

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FINES RISE RAPIDLY ALONGSIDE HARM TO HEALTH

Posted on 2nd November 2017
hselogo1HSE confirm lowest number of construction fatalities on record

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CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 21st September 2017
Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

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WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER OUTCOMES SET TO RISE

Posted on 7th July 2017
Guidelines target gross negligence with serious disregard and cost-cutting

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NEW GUIDE ON GUILTY PLEA SENTENCING

Posted on 6th June 2017
Sentencing Council guidelines may assist corporate H&S offenders

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FIRM FINED £2 MILLION OVER WORKPLACE DEATH

Posted on 3rd May 2017
Unsafe stacking of plastic bales claimed life of cleaner

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TOUGHER COURT PENALTIES UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 18th April 2017
Analysis of health and safety prosecutions reveals rise on most metrics

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JAIL FOR DIRECTORS PERVERTING COURSE OF JUSTICE

Posted on 21st March 2017
Risk assessment document changed after fatal roof fall

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MASSIVE FINE IMPOSED BY MAGISTRATES COURT

Posted on 27th February 2017
Workman struck by unsecured furniture arm during manual handling

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RETAIL GIANT FINED £2.2m OVER FALLING CAGE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Metal roll cage loaded with paint fell and paralysed young worker

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GUARDING FINE CONTINUES UPWARD TREND

Posted on 12th January 2017
Firm pays £330,000 after amputation of workman’s finger tips

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COURT UPHOLDS £3M FINE UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 5th January 2017
Company fails in challenge to risk based prosecution fine

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FALL FROM STEPLADDER TRIGGERS £900,000 FINE

Posted on 6th December 2016
Workman fell small distance from uninspected equipment

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SITE MANAGER AND WORKMAN PROSECUTED

Posted on 10th October 2016
Employees fell short in meeting their lifting operations responsibilities

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FATAL FALL FROM PLATFORM ATTRACTS £2.2 FINE

Posted on 12th September 2016
Judge declares ‘common sense’ not ‘guidance’ needed to spot danger

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DIRECTOR JAILED OVER MEWP RELATED FATALITY

Posted on 2nd September 2016
Warning to all company directors concerning personal responsibility

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SENTENCING GUIDELINES TRIGGER PENALTY INFLATION

Posted on 2nd September 2016
Major construction business plans for heavier H&S penalties

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NON-INJURY INCIDENT ATTRACTS £500,000 FINE

Posted on 23rd August 2016
Poor control of work at height hits Bulgarian firm in pocket

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BREXIT EFFECT PLEA TEMPERS FINE OVER FATALITY

Posted on 26th July 2016
Director argues leaving EU impacts on ability to pay penalty

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CUT-OFF SAW INJURY COSTS COUNCIL £500,000 FINE

Posted on 8th July 2016
London council road worker suffered serious injury cutting trees

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FINED £8M SINCE FEB 2016

Posted on 8th July 2016
Tougher sentencing guidelines trigger sea change in fine levels

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER: £500,000 FINE IMPOSED

Posted on 4th July 2016
Two pedestrians died in basement fall after site hoarding failed

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POWER FIRM FINED £1.75 MILLION OVER SCALDING

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Aware of plant defect but failed to repair or remove from use

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HUGE FINE FOLLOWS EXPLODING TYRE FATALITY

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Tyre repair company fined £1,000,000 over death of young workman

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DIRECTOR ACQUITTED AMID CLAIMS OF EXCESS DELAY

Posted on 23rd May 2016
Failed prosecution takes 10 years to reach crown court

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FINES CONTINUE TO RISE UNDER NEW RULES

Posted on 10th May 2016
Major manufacturer fined £800,000 following serious arm injury

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HUGE PENALTY OVER FATAL EXCAVATION FAILINGS

Posted on 5th May 2016
Major contractor fined £2.5 million after workman dies in trench

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‘NEAR MISS’ FALL COSTS COMPANY £160,000 FINE

Posted on 6th April 2016
Workman “almost” fell through a fragile factory roof

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HSE REJECTS UNION STANCE ON CONSTRUCTION DEATHS

Posted on 23rd February 2016
hselogo1Regulator defends record on timing and success of prosecutions

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UCATT HIGHLIGHT FAILINGS IN PROSECUTION SYSTEM

Posted on 19th February 2016
Delays in justice rise as construction fatality related convictions fall

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‘DERISORY’ FINE AFTER DEATH REFLECTS MEANS

Posted on 28th January 2016
Workman died whilst assisting a reversing lorry

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MASSIVE DELAY IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS CRITCISED

Posted on 5th November 2015
UCATT pleads that “eight long years too long” for justice

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NEW RULES AIM FOR CONSISTENT H&S SENTENCES

Posted on 3rd November 2015
Massive financial penalty for serious offending by larger organisations

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FIRM AND H&S CONSULTANT FINED OVER DEATH

Posted on 21st October 2015
Risk assessment process started but not completed

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JAIL FOLLOWS DELIBERATE AND RECKLESS DISREGARD

Posted on 15th September 2015
Pensioner given 26 weeks in prison and grandson fined over gas work

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FIRM GIVEN TIME TO PAY LARGE FINE IN TRANCHES

Posted on 7th September 2015
Young worker died during ‘bombing’ of material from scaffold

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INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTOR FAILS THE UK TEST

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Proactive prosecution triggered by poor project management

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FINE ‘CONVERTED’ INTO COMPENSATION ORDER

Posted on 16th June 2015
Insurance dispute prompts Judge action in exceptional case

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BUILDER JAILED OVER UNLICENSED REMOVAL OF AIB

Posted on 16th June 2015
Licensed contractor alerted HSE to illegal asbestos work

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‘PROACTIVE PROSECUTIONS’ INCREASE IN LONDON

Posted on 15th June 2015
Roofing contractor fined over risk management failure

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PRICE OF ‘CORNER CUTTING’ ON THE RISE

Posted on 2nd June 2015
Complaint from passer-by lands developer in dock

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JAIL TERM OVER REFURBISHMENT FATALITY

Posted on 1st June 2015
Migrant worker worker died in fall from former mill roof

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PROSECUTION COSTS 4X TIMES FINE AFTER SITE DEATH

Posted on 27th May 2015
Electrocution at construction site leads to fine

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JAIL TERMS FOR TWO REFURBISHMENT CONTRACTORS

Posted on 19th April 2015
Incompetence triggers structural collapse and leaves three injured

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PRISON TERM FOR UNLICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Posted on 24th March 2015
Contractor lacked license and failed to take basic asbestos precautions

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DIRECTOR AND H&S CONSULTANT GIVEN PRISON TERMS

Posted on 8th December 2014
Consultant and contractor failed to stop unsafe excavation work

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LARGE FIRMS BRACED FOR HEFTY HIKE IN FINES

Posted on 13th November 2014
New guidelines seek to increase H&S sentences which are “too low”

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROSECUTIONS IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 10th November 2014
Differences in prosecution rates cannot be ignored?

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SCAFFOLDING BOSS JAILED FOLLOWING SITE DEATH

Posted on 4th September 2014
Uncooperative with systems and procedures ‘sorely lacking’

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SCAFFOLDER GIVEN JAIL TERM OVER GIN WHEEL FAILURE

Posted on 28th August 2014
Lifting accessory fell seven metres and fractured skull of workman  

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