10 Largest Health & Safety Fines in 2018
As if the importance of Health & Safety needed emphasising, Health & Safety at Work have published the largest fines levied in 2018 against companies who failed in their duty of care.
Whilst the total was down slightly on 2017 (£19m compared to £20.9m), the figure is still astronomical and underlines the importance to businesses of all sizes of adhering to strict Health & Safety practices at all times.
Top 10 Fines
|BUPA/BUPA Care Homes||£3m||£9.8bn||Pensioner died after Legionnaires risk ignored for a year|
|Stagecoach Group (Midland Red)||£32.3m||£3.9bn||Bus crashed caused by elderly overtired driver killed two|
|Southern Health NHS Foundation||£2m||£309m||Vulnerable adults Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin died|
|DHL||£2m||£1.5bn||HGV driver crushed against loading bay|
|RK Civil Engineers/RK District Heating||£2m||Insolvent||Worker crushed between two large diameter pipes weighing 840kg|
|Faltec Europe||£1.6m||£36m||Outbreak of Legionnaires and dust explosion on factory production line|
|Tesco||£1.6m||£55.9bn||Man badly injured by reversing lorry|
|Royal Mail||£1.6m||£9.8bn||Yard marshal injured in collision|
|Tuffnells||£1.5m||£183.8m||Worker crushed while hitching trailer to lorry on slight slope|
|Tata||£1.4m||£150m||Engineer crushed by overhead crane|
|Data from healthandsafetyatwork.com|