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


Halfords fined after employee pinned to wall by boxes

Bike and car parts retailer Halfords Ltd has been ordered to pay a total of £213,406.35 by Blackburn Magistrates' Court for breaching a number of health and safety provisions following an accident in which an employee was injured. Read More

Company director knowingly exposed workers to dangerous substances

A manufacturer of agricultural trailers has been sentenced for deliberately putting his workers at risk of developing severe lung disease, after exposing them to substances harmful to health. Read More

£12k fine for ignoring improvement notices

A Lincolnshire metal fabrication company has been fined for not complying with three HSE improvement notices. Read More

Worker permanently paralysed after fall

A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height. Read More

Firm’s assessments missed vital risks

A company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution. Read More

Failure to investigate errors leads to maternity scandal

A repetition of clinical failings which led to catastrophic consequences over 40 years, has sparked an investigation at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SATH). Read More

Forklift truck overturn risks ignored

Chorley based firm Staveley’s Eggs Ltd has been fined after a forklift truck overturned on a slope, trapping the driver. Read More

Director struck off after serious safety breaches

The director of a waste transfer company has been found guilty and banned from being a company director after knowingly exposing employees to serious unsafe working conditions. Read More

Roofer left job in ‘immediately dangerous’ state

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced after leaving a gas appliance flue in an immediately dangerous condition when he removed a chimney stack from a property. Read More

Five workers develop HAVS after vibrating tool use

A property management and development organisation has been fined after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Read More



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