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Recent HSE Prosecutions: Landlord and Contractor are Fined After Asbestos Breach
Recent HSE Prosecutions: Landlord and Contractor are Fined After Asbestos Breach
Both a landlord and building contractor were fined after a property demolition resulted in the release of large amounts of asbestos fibres. The landlord hired a building contractor to replace a conservatory containing asbestos panels at a rented property, which caused asbestos to spread as the panels were removed in an uncontained manner. 

An HSE investigation revealed the landlord failed...

HSE Prosecution update
HSE Prosecution update
As you may already know, the limits on fines for Health and Safety offences have gone up and dramatically so. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes the figures for prosecutions and the fines each year. The latest figures being produced up to March 2018 (provisionally). Please note that these figures will include Scotland.

Overall the total amount of fines has increased...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Plastics Manufacturer Fined £1 Million After a Delivery Driver’s Death
Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd was fined £1 million and ordered to pay costs of £27,942.57 after a delivery driver visiting the company was struck and killed by a forklift. The driver had arrived at the yard area when a forklift overladen with large coils struck him. In its investigation, the HSE found that...

Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Recent HSE News and Prosecutions
Birmingham Contractor Fined £500,000 After Worker Struck by Tipper Truck
MV Kelly Ltd was fined £500,000 and ordered to pay costs of £30,000 with a victim surcharge of £120 after a worker was struck by a tipper truck. The worker was trying to get the attention of a vehicle in an adjacent worksite when he was struck and run over by a truck. While the accident did not kill...

HSE News and Prosecutions
HSE News and Prosecutions
New HSE Inspection Initiative Targets Food Manufacturers
In early January, the HSE began proactive inspections, which will review health and safety standards in food manufacturing businesses across the country. The inspections will be unannounced and focus on two of the main causes of ill health in the sector: occupational asthma and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Exposure to flour dust is the...