Posts Tagged: Health and Safety

HSE News and Prosecutions – August 2018

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Oil Industry Giant Fined Following Employee Injury from Gas Cylinder Shell UK received a £60,000 fine after a technician suffered a serious injury from a gas cylinder on an offshore installation. When a technician rolled a cylinder along the floor and removed the protective cap, the trigger mechanism activated, releasing enough pressure to force the […]

HSE News and Prosecutions

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Warburtons Fined £1.9m After Injury to Agency Worker After a worker got his arm trapped in a conveyor belt, Warburtons Ltd was fined £1.9 million and ordered to pay full costs of £21,459.71. The worker was cleaning parts of the bread line whilst it was running, when his arm was caught. In its investigation, the […]

Number of HSE Prosecutions Against Directors Triples in 2016

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One year after new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, and food safety and hygiene offences came into force in February 2016, the number of health and safety prosecutions against directors has tripled and UK businesses have seen a dramatic rise in the value of health and safety fines. In fact, in […]

Half of Workers Don’t Know Basic Health & Safety Rules

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According to the HSE, last year 144 employees were killed at work and 1.3 million people suffered from a work-related illness. Yet, a staggering 58 Yet, a staggering 58 percent of employees are unfamiliar with their organisation’s health and safety (H&S) practices, according to a study conducted by international safety barrier manufacturer, A-SAFE. What’s more, […]

Health and Safety Prosecutions Against Directors Have Tripled In One Year

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Since the new guidelines from the Sentencing Council came into force in February 2016, the number of health and safety prosecutions against directors has tripled and UK businesses have seen a dramatic rise in the value of health and safety fines. In fact, in 2016, the largest 20 health and safety fines totalled £38.6 million. […]