Category: Health and Safety

Director struck off over health and safety breaches

A director of a Derbyshire-based construction firm has been disqualified from acting as a company director after an employee was seriously injured at work.

Bupa handed £3 million fine over health and safety failings

Healthcare group Bupa has been ordered to pay a £3 million fine by a Court, after the organisation pleaded guilty to a number of health and safety failings.

Engineering firm fined £75,000 over health and safety failings

An engineering company found to have breached the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 has been fined £75,000 in Court.

Prominent chicken supplier suspends operations amid health and safety concerns

One of the UK’s largest chicken suppliers has temporarily suspended its operations amid a series of health and safety concerns.

Landlord fined £15,000 in long-running dispute

A UK landlord has been ordered to pay upwards of £15,000 over a series of worrying health and safety failings and a failure to comply with an improvement notice.

Manufacturing firm fined more than £200k over health and safety failings

A British manufacturing firm has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds as a result of significant health and safety failings.

HSE to investigate ‘Black Friday’ safety concerns

MPs and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have voiced concerns over the wellbeing of UK logistics workers during ‘Black Friday’ promotions. The news comes after UK courier Hermes reportedly asked as many as 5,000 members of staff to work up to 20 days without a break, in order to keep up with consumer demand…
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Man awarded £5 million in case of clinical negligence

The High Court has awarded a man a £5 million compensation package after losing his memory in hospital, it has been reported.

Dangerous overcrowding and “mass panic” incite health and safety investigation on Southern Rail network

Dangerous overcrowding and “mass panic in crowds” on the Southern Rail network have sparked a health and safety inquiry, the Association of British Commuters (ABC) has announced.

Firms ordered to pay £214k after HSE investigation

A UK borehole drilling company and site owner have been ordered to collectively pay more than £214,000 over health and safety failings which led to an employee sustaining “life-changing injuries”.