Company director fined for failing to comply with enforcement notices


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Posted on 16 Oct 2015

The managing director of a Hertfordshire company specialising in recycling of wood waste has been prosecuted for safety failings.

The company was served with three Improvement Notices relating to work activity at its plant, but failed to comply with them.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served the notices and then prosecuted the firm’s director, rather than the company, for its failure to comply.

The sole director was fined a total of £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,089 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Recommendations

  • If the HSE issues an improvement notice the company must comply with it.
  • Investigate any incident where an improvement notice has been issued to understand why there were gaps in the management of health and safety.
  • Doyle Clayton can support your business with providing health and safety advice and support. Please contact Sally Beck for further information.

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