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Protected disclosures Detriment Case Fitzmaurice v Luton Irish Forum EA-2020-000295-RN Facts In 2014, 2016 and 2017 F raised a number of...

COMPARATIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY

COMPARATIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY I have now completed more than 20 international health and safety topics for publication. These have...

ELF ‘N’ SAFETY: THE REALITY

Those who ridicule health and safety as “Elf ‘n’ Safety” and who argue for deregulation and a reduction in red tape, need to be aware of...

WORKERS: HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION

WORKERS: HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order...

More recent health and safety prosecutions

James Atkins and Trevor Atkins have been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a woman was electrocuted. In 2017 Deana Simpson...

Recent health and safety prosecutions

Crosfield House Limited, a nursing home, has been fined following an incident in which a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed...

Health and safety large fines

Recent high levels of fines in health and safety prosecutions The highest reported fine in 2019 for health and safety offences was...

Noise control at Royal Opera House

Control of workplace noise The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in a case concerning hearing impairment suffered by an...

Health and safety horrors in care homes

Fatal falls Caring Homes Healthcare Group Ltd, the owner and manager of the Coppice Lea Nursing Home in Surrey, was fined £450,000 in...

More Health and Safety cases

Health and safety cases (6) Section 20, Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 Section 20 sets out, in detail, the powers of Health...

More Health and Safety cases

Health and Safety at Work Act leading cases (5) Section 6: Injury during trials of dummy mine Case: McKay v Unwin Pyrotechnics Ltd (1991)...