Companies face increased legal pressure to manage health and safety issues

May 2003
Management Services;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p4
Academic Journal
The national firm of solicitors, Laytons, are asking companies to taken into account health and safety legislation in light of a court ruling that imposed a huge fine on a construction company after the death of a trespasser who fell from the company's scaffolding in Great Britain. Galliford Hodgson Limited, the construction company, limited guilty to violating section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and were fined 40,000 pounds. According to the court, there was an obvious risk that scaffolding would lure children being located close to where they live and play.


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