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 2021.


Nursery fined after baby chokes to death

An Edinburgh nursery has been fined £800,000 after an eleven-month-old boy in its care died after choking on a piece of food. Read More

Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to risk

A metals fabrication company has been sentenced for health breaches after several workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpal tunnel syndrome. Read More

BUPA ordered to pay over £1m for fire safety failings following death of care home resident

A care home business, run by private health care provider BUPA, has been fined £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes. Read More

Care home company fined after resident choked to death

HC-One Limited has been fined following an incident when a resident choked to death on a jam doughnut. Read More

Construction worker dies after falling from tower

A construction company has been fined after an employee died as a result of falling from a mobile tower. Read More

Property management company fined after failing to manage asbestos removal

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has prosecuted Coleraine based property management company, Oriental Developments Limited. Read More

Companies fined after employee fractures leg at reservoir

A contractor and a water management company have been fined after a worker was injured when he was hit by a 1.5 tonne water valve. Read More

Fraudulent gas installer prosecuted for illegal gas work

A gas installer has been fined after repeatedly carrying out gas work whilst falsely claiming to be gas safe registered. Read More

Manufacturer fined after employee’s arm was pulled into rollers of slitter machine

A manufacturing company has been fined after an employee’s hand became caught between two driven rollers and was pulled into the machine. Read More

Glazing company fined for failing to control risks of vibrating tools

A glass and glazing company which installs and repairs glass windscreens and side windows to buses, coaches, motor homes and trains, has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from using vibrating tools. Read More



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