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LEGAL UPDATE

Number of Directors Prosecuted by HSE trebles in a year……………………

The number of company directors who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences has trebled in a year, according to research from a law firm. The number of company director and managers prosecuted by the HSE in the year to 31 March 2016 was 46, compared to 15 in the previous year. The 46 prosecutions in 2015/16, 34 were found guilty and 12 were given prison sentences, with the longest prison sentence imposed at two years.

In contract, the number of employees who were prosecuted by the HSE in 2015/16 has fallen from 10 in the previous year, to just one.

 

Jiffy: Suitable risk assessments could have prevented injuries………………

Jiffy Packaging Company Limited has been fined after a workers thumb was severed at work. The HSE said the employee’s life changing injuries could have been prevented if a suitable and sufficient risk assessment had been completed and the correct control measures implemented. The court heard the worker reached through an unguarded section in the frame of one of the machines to clean the ink rollers, they failed to take adequate measures to prevent access to all dangerous parts of machinery. Jiffy Packaging Company Limited was fined £70,000 with full costs of £53,509.

Lorry driver had signed mobile phone declaration hours before crash………

A lorry driver who caused the deaths of four family members and injured a further 5 people, while scrolling through music on his mobile phone was jailed for 10 years. He drove into the back of the stationary queue of vehicles at approximately 50mph. Dash-cam footage showed he had been looking at his mobile phone at the time of the crash. It was revealed in court that the distracted lorry driver had signed a form on the same day as the crash stating ‘I will never use a hand-held mobile phone or hands-free kit whilst driving’.

 

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