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 2018


NHS trust fined £80k after mental health patient fell from roof

An NHS trust has been fined £80,000 after one of its patients fell from the roof of a ward, despite it being warned about its potential danger in 2011. Read More

Gas work ‘negligence’ leads to fines

A building company and its director have been fined for unsafe construction work around a domestic gas boiler which resulted in a gas escape. Read More

Solar panel company fined after worker falls through skylight

A worker fell through a skylight during the installation of solar panels on a farm workshop in East Sussex. Read More

Multiple safety failings on site leads to fine

A construction company has been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Read More

Event management firm guilty of safety failings

An event management company has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of employees during the lifting and moving of a 14-foot-wide park home chassis. Read More

Workers exposed to ‘significant’ fall from height risk

Two companies have been fined after putting workers at risk of falling whilst accessing a roof to repair pipework. Read More

Top 5 most read in July 2019

The most read fines and prosecution articles in July 2019 include, £1m fine for Govia Thameslink Ltd following a death of passenger, and a fall from height fine after an untrained worker suffers fatal injuries. Read More

Manufacturing firm fined after worker loses parts of her finger in unguarded machinery

An absorbent product manufacturing firm has been fined after an agency worker’s hand was caught in a rotating fan blade, causing her life-changing injuries. Read More

Network Rail has paid out £1m for slips, trips and falls in the past five years

In the past five financial years, Network Rail has out paid a total of £1m for slips, trips and falls across UK stations. Read More

HAVS diagnosis leads to sentencing for firm and director

A rock drilling and cliff stabilisation firm and its director have been sentences after multiple workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome. Read More



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