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.


Families distressed after witnessing horrifying fairground collapse, court hears

The owner and operator of a poorly-maintained fairground ride has been fined after it collapsed sending two teenage boys hurtling from the car. Read More

Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosed following lifting incident

A Stockport worker's left hand was badly mangled in the hook on a crane because lifting chains were unavailable ヨ despite being manufactured in the same factory, a court has heard. Read More

Vigilance cannot be stressed enough

In addition to a well-drafted "well-being" policy an employer should always be alert to signs of stress among employees and be quick to act, as this round-up of cases by Kevin Bridges illustrates. Read More

Holiday Inn Express fined for health and safety breach

The Holiday Inn Express in Dunstable, Bedfordshire has been fined following a serious health and safety breach. Read More

Contractor prosecuted after COVID spot check reveals multiple breaches

A construction contractor has been fined after multiple health and safety issues were identified during a proactive COVID-spot check. Read More

Builder fined for unsafe practice

A builder has been fined after a worker lost a finger whilst cutting timber. Read More

Two care provider companies fined and a manager cautioned after employee stabbed

A care agency that supports people with mental health issues, its manager and a care home have been fined after an employee was stabbed by one of its residents. Read More

Company and director sentenced after two workers injured in falls from height

A facilities and construction management company, along with the director, have been fined after unsuitable scaffolding partially collapsed, injuring two workers. Read More



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