Prosecution News: Failure to provide a valid Certificate of Employers Liability results in a fine

Published: 11 Oct 2016

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.

As an owner of a textile business recently discovered, failure to demonstrate that an up-to-date insurance is in place can result in a prosecution. Merthyr Magistrates’ Court heard that William Cuthbert trading as BC Shirts, failed to provide evidence of Employer’s Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI) to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over a period of six months.

Due to breaching the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, Mr Cuthbert was fined £1000 in total and ordered to pay costs of £9,143.35.

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