Hull City Council has been handed a £230,000 penalty after it failed to provide suitable footwear to an employee who slipped and fell on an ice rink.
The £900,000 fine handed to utility firm Electricity North West after a line worker died when he fell from an electricity pole has been reduced to £135,000 by the Court of Appeal.
A manufacturer of luxury bedroom furniture has been fined after an employee fell more than 2 m from a makeshift mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) that had been deemed “unacceptable” in a safety audit report from 2006.
Generic or inadequate safety glove specification can be worse than no provision.
Donning and doffing protective items are critical stages in their use.
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