Firm fined £600k after worker is electrocuted

electrocution

Before starting a job you must assess the significant hazards and risk of someone being harmed. A firm that failed to do just that has been heavily fined. A workman suffered severe burns after he struck an 11,000-volt underground cable with a power tool. The company responsible for managing the work had not identified the […]

Shocking Statistics

Electrical Accidents

Every year, around 25 people die of their injuries from electrical accidents at work and 1,000 electrical accidents are reported to Health and Safety Executive (HSE). You may therefore be interested to know that the HSE has just released the third edition of HSR25 guidance that will help duty holders meet the requirements of the […]

Appealing Against an Enforcement Notice

Appealing Against Enforcement Notice

The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Hague v Rotary Yorkshire Limited (2015) has clarified the power of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) inspectors to issue enforcement notices and the right of organisations to appeal against them through the Employment Tribunal and higher courts. Background The Rotary Yorkshire case concerned a prohibition […]