Health & Safety

I can’t help notice the fact that fines for breaches of the HSAWA are on the increase in Scotland. Since the introduction of the England & Wales sentencing guidelines on 15th February, Scottish courts have been imposing hefty fines in fatal cases.

In February, Tullis Russell were fines £260,000.  In March, Piper Dam were fines £120,000. Today, Robertson Construction Central Ltd, Elgin, and Stirling Stone Ltd were fined £200,000 each for breaching the HSAWA and causing fatal injuries to James Kelly. We’ll be monitoring decisions in the coming weeks and will keep you updated.

Elena Fry

Partner at Brodies LLP
Elena has been helping clients with health and safety law for 25 years. She offers practical guidance and support on health and safety compliance.She also represents clients dealing with HSE intervention, investigation and prosecution and defends civil damages claims following health and safety breaches.

Elena is happy to help you with any health and safety related queries, big or small.
Elena Fry