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Workplace Compliance News - December 2018

Red Arrows
Ejection Seat Manufacturer fined £1.1m following Red Arrows pilot death
An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011. Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd made and supplied the ejection seat that failed on 8th November 2011 after Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, a pilot, was ejected whilst the Red Arrows were preparing to take off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
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Asbestos Fibres
Construction company fined following unsafe asbestos removal from primary school
A construction company has been fined after it carried out unsafe and unlicensed asbestos removal during the refurbishment works in a junior school in Dursley.
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Mouse with Salad
Croydon Poundworld fined more than £1 million over food hygiene
A rodent infestation, described as ''out-of-control'' has led to a Croydon Poundworld store being fined more than £1 million.
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Health and Safety
Air cargo baggage handling company fined £502,000 following two incidents at Luton Airport
Airport baggage and cargo handler Swissport GB Limited has been fined following two separate accidents at Luton Airport in 2015.
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Forklift
Manufacturer fined £1million after delivery driver killed
A plastic product manufacturer has been fined £1million after a delivery driver was fatally injured.
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