Staffordshire plastics firm fined for failing to maintain workers insurance

Merlin Mouldings (Hednesford) Ltd have been fined for failing to have Employers Liability Insurance for its workers in place.

Despite repeated warnings and reminders from The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the company failed to have insurance in place, despite it being a legal requirement.

The company of Rugeley Road, Hednesford were sentenced in their absence by Stafford Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13 May 2015 and fined £2,500 for breaching the Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969. They were also ordered to pay costs of £3,191.80 and a victim surcharge of £120.

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.
  2. Further HSE news releases are available at
  3. Employers’ Liability Insurance enables workers to claim compensation if they become ill or are injured at work. For employers, the insurance covers the cost of legal fees and compensation payouts in the event of a claim by a worker.

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