Failure to Hold Employers’ Liability Insurance

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Posted on 27 Feb 2014

The boss of a window cleaning firm has been fined for failing to prove he held employers’ liability insurance.

Jason Mawson owned and operated a window cleaning business. As an employer he was required to insure against liability for injury or disease sustained by his employees resulting from their work. An inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) invited Mr Mawson to voluntarily produce his insurance certificate on a number of occasions but he failed to do so. He also failed to respond to a formal Notice to produce.

Jason Mawson was fined £100 and ordered to pay £755.05 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.


  • Ensure you have a valid certificate of insurance;
  • Display copies of the certificate of insurance for information to employees;
  • Be able to produce the certificate of insurance or a copy when requested. 

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