This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

H&S rule changes result in dramatic rise in fines

01 August 2017

Financial penalties imposed due to health and safety failings have more than doubled following the introduction of new rules in February 2016.

A total of £36.2m in fines was recorded in the 12 months prior to the rule change, compared with £76.7m over the last year, according to The Times.

Manufacturing and construction industry companies paid the highest fines, with the latter having numerous implications for the FM sector.

The newspaper highlighted the case of Balfour Beatty and its fine of £2.6m, following the death of an employee caused by the collapse of a trench while the worker was laying cable for an offshore wind farm.

Following the implementation of the new rules, fines are now influenced by a company's turnover and can reach £20m and more.

According to The Times, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) collected a total of £61.6m last year, compared with £35.5m in 2015.

Local authorities recorded an even more dramatic increase, rising from £800,000 in 2015 to just under £15.2m last year.

The figures were collected through a freedom of information request by the Clyde & Co law firm, the newspaper reported.


Print this page | E-mail this page

www.fsifm.com
https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/?utm_source=PFM%20MPU&utm_medium=MPU%20Banner&utm_campaign=Jan%202021&utm_term=Clicks&utm_content=Jan%2021


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Why complete transparency on remote education offerings from training providers must be accessible

With the ever-changing global climate, the impact of Covid-19 has seen a wide cross-section of industries significantly impacted, with many individuals los...
Article image

PFM Partnership Awards 2020 trophies to be presented in virtual event

Following the latest lockdown restrictions around the UK, it has been decided that it will not be possible to stage a live event to present the winners of ...

SFG20 updated and online

A new, updated and interactive version of SFG20 - Standard Maintenance Specification for Building Services - has been launched as a web based service which...
Article image

Travel restrictions begin in UK leading to potential FM disruption

As from today, travellers arriving in the UK from another country will need to self-isolate for 10 days and may be required to test negative for the Corona...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
https://www.uhubglobal.com
PFM