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Workplace Compliance News - May 2019

Scaffolding
Company fined after child falls from scaffolding
Westdale Services Limited has been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling approximately 10 metres.
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Offshore Gas
Offshore gas blast leads to Marathon Oil fine of £1,160,000
Marathon Oil UK LLC (Marathon) has been fined £1,160,000 following an HSE investigation into a high-pressure gas release on its Brae Alpha offshore platform on Boxing Day 2015.
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Plane
Jet fuel could soon be taxable across the EU
Aeroplane fuel's tax-free status could soon be grounded after the European Commission agreed to register an official petition that calls for an end to kerosene's exemption.
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Health and Safety
GLA Land and Property fined £250,000 after wall collapses on member of public
The land and property arm of the Greater London Authority has been fined for serious failings in safety management after an advertising hoarding collapsed onto a man in front of his wife and two children.
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Recycling
Recycling company fined £144,000 after worker injured on site
A recycling company has been fined after a worker suffered from a back injury after manually moving gantry steps.
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