Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code. The new National Local Authority Enforcement Code came into effect on Wednesday 29 May 2013.
A London borough council has been sentenced for a serious safety breach after a 15 year-old girl was engulfed in a fireball from a cooking stove during a school camping expedition.
A Merseyside council has been sentenced after 29 employees were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left them with ongoing problems with their hands.
An unregistered gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a property in Essex.
A Chester landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings about gas safety at a property she rented out in the city.