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Firm fined for failing to hold insurance

picture shows a solar panelA Sunderland firm has been fined for failing to hold statutory insurance that enables employees to claim compensation should they be injured at work.

An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following information received suggesting Sun Spirit Ltd. was uninsured.


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11 health and safety questions managers must ask

Photo shows workers in an officeManaging a workplace safely is crucial for business owners and managers. Not only are there laws to adhere to, but there’s the ethical considerations of workplace conditions, and valid financial concerns such as insurance and compensation.

Whilst some actions are not specified as legal requiremen…

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Shropshire pub landlords prosecuted for failing to protect employees

The managers of a Chorley pub have been sentenced after they failed to buy insurance to protect their employees.

Stephen and Karen Martin were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after they employed staff at the Hinds Head pub in Charnock Richard without purchasing Employers' Liabili…

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Man fined for Employers' Liability Act breaches

Brian Woods, trading as Brian Woods Recycling, pleaded guilty to two breaches of Section 1(1) of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, and was fined £2,500 with costs of £1,000 on 21 March 2011.

 Mr Woods, aged 55, who employs three people, had displayed an Employers' Liability…

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