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Workplace Compliance News - December 2018

Electocution
Nuclear weapons factory fined £1million over safety breaches
The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) was fined £1 million after admitting offences under Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974). AWE was also ordered to pay costs of £26,096.88.
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School Minibus
School minibus fatality results in £300,000 fine
Bridgend County Borough Council has been fined following the death of one pupil and injury to another after they were involved in a collision with the school minibus.
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Asbestos Fibres
Contractor fined £90,000 after using vacuum cleaner on asbestos
A Norwich-based contractor has been fined £90,000 for carrying out unlicensed asbestos cleaning work.
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Ice Hockey Layout
City Council fined after obvious risk to employees ignored
The HSE, our national regulator for workplace health and safety has said Hull City Council failed to address the
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Racking
Two companies fined over £300,000 after worker falls from warehouse racking
Two companies, Ortec BV and Mechantech Limited, have been fined after a worker fell from a warehouse racking system, suffering serious head injuries.
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