Health and safety update March 2018

Published on 26 March 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our health and safety update where we look at the health and safety stories that have recently hit the headlines as well as the latest fines and sentences that have been handed down.

In the news

  • Supreme Court decides that evidence not available to a HSE inspector at the time of issuing a prohibition notice can be taken into account on an appeal of the notice
  • Roofing company has fine reduced on appeal
  • Ministry of Defence handed censure for death of Royal Navy engineer on board HMS Bulwark
  • Bridgend Council facing prosecution over death of a 15-year old pupil

Fines and sentences

  • Skip firm employee sentenced after seriously injuring a co-worker
  • Tata Steel fined £1.4m after maintenance electrician is fatally crushed
  • Ejector seat manufacturer fined £1.1m for death of Red Arrows pilot
  • Airport baggage handler fined £502,000 after two incidents at Luton Airport
  • Engineering company fined £500,000 after worker is run over by a tipper truck
  • Birmingham restaurant fined £50,000 for serving food on unclean wooden boards

Round up

  • The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) draw ever closer
  • International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems now published


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