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Iceland Retail - how was £2.5 million fine calculated by the courts?

BY Lee Craig
Health & Safety

October 2013, a Contractor for Iceland Retail, replacing the filters in an air handling unit on a plant platform above a suspended ceiling in the warehouse, fell almost 3 m through the ceiling, sustaining fatal injuries. Iceland had not risk-assessed access to the platform, either by contractors or its own employees

Iceland was found guilty of breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act at a trial in July. It was fined £1.25m for each offence at a sentencing hearing at Grimsby Crown Court on 18 September and ordered to pay the full costs of £65,020 to Rotherham Council.

The table of headings below must be used by the Judge and you can read how this case was answered and the fine calculated. 

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