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 2019.


£1.2m fine for oil company after workers suffer multiple burns

Oil refinery company, Phillips 66 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after two workers suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high temperature steam. Read More

£1.1m fine after ladder fall

A London-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height. Read More

Abattoir ordered to pay over £11,000 for hygiene offences

Birmingham Halal Abattoir Limited has admitted responsibility for hygiene offences and been ordered to pay more than £11,000. Read More

Fire safety failures result in £88k fine

The owner of a property has been fined £88,000 for a ‘string of failures’ in the home, including fire safety issues. Read More

Manufacturer fined after an agency worker was dragged into a press roller

A manufacturing company has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a press roller. Read More

Landlord fined after RBC takes him to court over state of rented property

A landlord has been ordered to pay a fine, costs and victim surcharge totalling £2,485 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice following a prosecution by the Borough Council. Read More

Man jailed for assault of emergency worker after using threat of coronavirus to avoid arrest

A man who assaulted an emergency worker and told police he had coronavirus to try to avoid being arrested has been jailed for 31 weeks. Read More

Health Board fined after deaths of three patients

Tayside Health Board has been fined following three incidents where patients died by suicide using ligature points. Read More

Poor management control puts workers at risk

A Blackburn logistics company has been fined after failing to provide fall protection for workers replacing the roof of its premises. Read More

Company that owns Liverpool docks not guilty of explosives charge

The company which owns Liverpool's docks has been cleared of not handling explosives properly. Read More



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