prosecutions


Scaffolder tagged for abusing safety inspector

A Kent-based scaffolder has been given a suspended jail sentence and has been tagged after abusing a safety inspector. Read More

Grenfell could spark more prosecutions for extended duty holders

It’s not just the owners of a building that are responsible for upholding fire safety, and “ignorance is not bliss” when it comes to fire safety responsibilities, says Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Russell-Cooke. Read More

Troubled Carillion: the safety history of the construction giant

Construction giant Carillion has entered liquidation following two profit warnings. SHP looks at its H&S record. Read More

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt after woman’s death

At Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, following the death of 45-year-old Teresa Colvin at Woodhaven Adult Mental Health Hospital, in Southampton on 22 April 2012. Read More

Gross negligence manslaughter: ‘Precedent set’ as technician jailed in gate installation case

A technician who fitted an automated gate to the garden of a house has been jailed for manslaughter after it fell onto the home owner and killed her. Read More

Video: court stories this week in 60 seconds

All the top court stories for health and safety this week in a brief 60 second video. Read More

Lack of planning led to work at height failure

A Devon construction firm have been fined after a fall from height. Read More

Trump: silencing OSHA and deregulation

When something goes wrong with regards to health and safety in the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will Read More

Protecting lone workers is not a choice, it’s a call of duty

Following two health and safety prosecutions at the end of 2016, Klaus Aliion, Managing Director, ANT Telecom, looks at what Read More

From ‘dirty crime’ to health and safety law – how did I get here?

Following her start in “dirty crime” in East London, Kizzy Augustin, senior associate at Pinsent Masons and one of SHP’s editorial Read More



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