Health & safety in court

All the latest news from court, including health and safety prosecutions, fines for health and safety breaches and other penalties.

At a glance – video round-up of the 10 biggest health and safety prosecutions of 2020.


Director sentenced for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices

A director of a former car salvage company has been jailed for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace and visitors to the site. Read More

Construction company fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company has been fined after disturbing asbestos and removing it without adequate precautions at a pub. Read More

Waste company fined £180k after worker crushed between vehicles

A waste management and skip hire company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a reversing vehicle. Read More

£80k fine for engineering company after worker severed finger in machinery

An engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker’s hand became trapped in a stamping machine. Read More

Property management company fined over £80,000 for fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings which “exposed a potentially large number of people to risk of death or serious injury from fire”. Read More

Tree surgeon fined after 16-year-old employee cut with chainsaw

A tree surgeon has been fined £10,000 after his 16-year-old employee was left with a life changing injury after being cut in a chainsaw accident. Read More

Employees sustain serious burns in explosion at vehicle servicing centre

A commercial vehicle servicing and repair company has been fined after two workers suffered serious burns when flammable brake cleaning fluid ignited causing a fire. Read More

Galvanizing company prosecuted after employee fatally injured

Hereford Galvanizers Limited, a company that undertakes hot dip galvanizing for the corrosion protection of steelwork, has been fined after an employee was fatally injured. Read More

Holiday Inn Express fined for health and safety breach

The Holiday Inn Express in Dunstable, Bedfordshire has been fined following a serious health and safety breach. Read More

Man sentenced for failure to keep chemicals safely

A man has been sentenced to two counts of failure to comply with the keeping of chemicals health and safety regulation, as well as four counts of failure to comply with firearm licenses. Read More



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