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.


Plant hire firm fined after employee suffers serious injuries

A plant hire company has been fined following an incident in which an employee was seriously injured when an excavator tracked backwards. Read More

Roofing company fined after worker suffers fatal injuries in fall

The HSE found that the repair work was carried out without appropriate safety precautions in place. The planning and supervision of the work was completely inadequate, which also put a self-employed worker assisting with the repairs at risk. Read More

Suspended prison sentence for pub landlord over unsafe inflatable play equipment

A Clevedon pub landlord whose health and safety failings caused a boy to suffer serious head injuries has been given a suspended prison sentence. Read More

Property company fined after employee falls from roof

A property partnership has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Read More

Landlord fined following gas concerns at rental property

A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas appliances at a rental property in accordance with the law. Read More

£80k fine after worker fell to his death through fragile asbestos roof

A roofer was fatally injured when he fell six metres whilst working on a replacement roof at a property. Read More

Company fined after workers injured in forklift truck crash

A manufacturing firm has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Read More

Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property. Read More

National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records

National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date. Read More

Kitchen fitter sentenced after illegally carrying out gas work

An unregistered self-employed kitchen fitter has been sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work. Read More



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