Thomson Reuters Legal Business, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, says the value of corporate fines for health and safety breaches increased 18% in the last year, hitting £57.3m in 2017 up from £48.5m in 2016, in an attempt to get health and safety on the agenda at board level.
Published: 1 August 2018
A van over its weight limit, is a safety risk for the driver and other road users, as well as a legal issue for the employer. Businesses may take the time to ensure their vans are fit for purpose, with regular servicing and maintenance, but overloading won’t only add to wear and tear, it could see driver and employer face prosecution.
Published: 1 April 2018
The statement by Andrea Leadsom regarding the working group into bullying and harassment in parliament, has made some helpful recommendations but much more progress will be needed to address the problems experienced by staff, Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned.
Published: 4 January 2018