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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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IMMEDIATE JAIL TERM FOR RECALCITRANT DEVELOPER

Posted on 21st July 2014
Public and workforce at risk on “truly appalling” site

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JAIL TERM FOR SUPPLIER OF ASBESTOS ROOF SHEETS

Posted on 9th June 2014
Director tried to cover up circumstances of fatal fall

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FREE FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ‘IRRESPONSIBLE’?

Posted on 2nd June 2014
Queens speech to contain fundamental changes to site safety law

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MASSIVE FINE AND BAN IMPOSED ON DIRECTOR

Posted on 26th February 2014
Corporate Manslaughter charge attracts nominal financial penalty

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COURT OF APPEAL ON SENTENCING H&S CASES

Posted on 25th February 2014
Sellafield and Network Rail lose appeals against sentence

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ERRANT SMALL BUILDER

Posted on 21st February 2014
Bricklayer left paralysed in wheelchair after scaffold fall

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DELAY IN BRINGING PROSECUTION ABUSED PROCESS

Posted on 20th January 2014
Judge halts HSE case after two year delay in starting proceedings 

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HEALTH SAFETY PROSECUTION PENALTIES INCREASE

Posted on 20th January 2014
Movement of cases to lower courts triggers rise in average  fines 

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FINE AND PRISON FOR RECALCITRANT FIRM AND DIRECTOR

Posted on 29th July 2013
History of HSE enforcement puts housebuilder in Crown Court 

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RIGHT TO REVIEW CPS DECISIONS ON PROSECUTION

Posted on 13th June 2013
DPP enshrines victims’ right to review of prosecution decisions

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR SUPPLIER OF UNSAFE PLANT

Posted on 8th March 2013
Landscaping contractor died when defective skip loader overturned

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ENFORCEMENT DECLINING

Posted on 6th March 2013
HSE prosecutions and notices issued reduce whilst ‘high fines’ fall

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PROSECUTION CODE SET FOR GREATER PROPORTIONALITY

Posted on 25th July 2012
DPP invites responses to proposed new prosecutors code used by HSE 

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER OFFENCE PROMPTS RECORD FINE

Posted on 20th July 2012
Third manslaughter prosecution penalty to be paid by instalments to 2015

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WASTE CONTRACTOR FEARS IMPACT OF MASSIVE FINES

Posted on 6th July 2012
Illegal disposal offences branded as ‘crippling’ by Cornish waste contractor

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SENTENCING IN HEALTH AND SAFETY PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Appeal against sentence in Scotland highlights importance of submission detail 

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PRISON SENTENCE FOLLOWS FRAGILE ROOF FALL DEATH

Posted on 17th January 2012

Workman fell through fragile roof sheet during factory refurb work

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COURT IMPOSES NEAR ‘MINIMUM’ FINES AFTER FOUR DEATHS

Posted on 14th December 2011
Safety failings resulted in loss of four lives in four separate coal mine incidents

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CROWN PROSECUTION ERRED ON MANSLAUGHTER DECISION

Posted on 20th October 2011
CPS makes “unreserved apology” for mistakes in dealing with workplace death

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H&S PROSECUTION SYSTEM IN SCOTLAND SPARES WITNESSES

Posted on 30th September 2010
Scotland united in praising success of new procedures for safety prosecutions  

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WIND FARM HIGH FINE FROM ‘NEW’ PROSECUTION SYSTEM

Posted on 29th September 2010
Workman struck by craned load on wind turbine resulted in leg amputation

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DEATH AT WORK SENTENCING GUIDE PUBLISHED

Posted on 11th February 2010
Corporate manslaughter fines start at £500k and H&S at £100k

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCING

Posted on 30th October 2009
Guideline on sentencing Corporate Manslaughter offences published

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RECENT HIGH FINE CASES

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Court fines reflect disquiet over workplace deaths

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FINE INCREASED ON APPEAL

Posted on 1st April 2009
Scottish Court increases fine after Crown appeal

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DECEPTION SENTENCE ‘TOO LONG’

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Reduced sentence served by builder who deceived

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NON-INJURY PROSECUTIONS MAY RISE

Posted on 5th February 2009
H&S Offences Act may lead to increase non-injury prosecutions 

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HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFENCES ACT IN FORCE

Posted on 18th January 2009
Tougher penalties now available to magistrates for H&S offences

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