Failure to produce certificate of employers liability result in fine

Published: 15 Oct 2018

At CSC as part of our ongoing drive to ensure that legal compliance is met, specific focus is placed on ensuring that our clients are in possession of a valid Certificate of Employers Liability Certificate. The importance of this certificate cannot be understated as failure to provide suitable insurance puts workers at risk of not being adequately compensated in the event of an injury or illness sustained whilst at their place of work.

In the last month there have been 2 reported cases of companies being fined for not being able to produce certificates of employer’s liability insurance.

The HSE has reported on the second breach of employers’ liability insurance in as many days, detailing the case of a car wash company which has been fined after failing to produce a certificate.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court was told how the company was unable to produce a certificate of insurance – again during an inspection that was part of an initiative with West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council.

Following the discovery in January 2018, the HSE’s investigation found that the company did not have employers’ liability insurance in place so was unable to produce a certificate.

GMG Car Wash Ltd of Exeter Street, Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Section 4(2)(b) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 and was fined £650 with costs of £500.

Contact us today if you require any further advice and assistance on how best to meet legal compliance.