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Lessons That Can Be Learned From The Dreamworld Tragedy

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Tragedy struck Australia last week when four people were crushed to death in the country’s largest theme park. [Read More...]

Caffè Nero Successfully Defends Food Hygiene Prosecution

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Caffè Nero has successfully defended charges relating to breaching four counts of food hygiene regulations. [Read More...]

Poundstretcher Boss in the Dock

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Swindon Borough Council is prosecuting Abdul Tayub, boss of Poundstretcher, for allegedly breaching s37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. [Read More...]

Fee For Intervention – The Essentials : Part One

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FFI or Fee for Intervention was implemented on 1st October 2012 and is the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) recovery scheme. The HSE has a duty to recover the cost of its investigations from organisations found to be in material breach of health and safety law. [Read More...]

New Sentencing Guidelines Now In Force – Select Your Legal Counsel Wisely

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Now that the stakes are so much higher and the potential impact on both shareholder dividends and directors’ liberty have increased significantly, it is imperative to select experienced, specialist legal counsel when faced with prosecution for health & safety or corporate manslaughter offences. [Read More...]

46% Of Small Refurbishment Sites Found To Be Falling Below HSE Standards

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In a recent month-long initiative, the HSE targeted small refurbishment companies and found 46% of them did not meet the required standard for health and safety measures. [Read More...]

Rise in Health and Safety Criminal Prosecutions

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New statistics reveal that the number of criminal prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rose from 24 in 2012/2013 to 52 in 2014/2015. [Read More...]

Tyre Manufacturer Fined After Apprentice Injured By Lathe

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Pirelli Tyres Limited has pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and section 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and have been fined a total of £28,000. [Read More...]

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