Epilepsy Related Prosecution – Failure to Risk Assess
29 March 2023

Epilepsy Related Prosecution – Failure to Risk Assess

Richard Hookway
Managing Director

Morrisons supermarket has been fined £3.5 million following prosecution by Tewkesbury Borough Council for failing to ensure the health and safety of an epileptic employee who died after falling from a shop stairway.

The reason for the prosecution was because Morrisons knew about the employee’s Epilepsy but had not conducted a suitable and sufficient risk assessment or introduced controls which could have kept him safe.

Read more detail about the prosecution by clicking here.

In essence, this highlights the importance for an employer to proactively seek to identify any medical conditions that may affect the safety of employees.  

We recommend that employers always enquire about medical conditions (at beginning of employment and annually thereafter) and actively follow this up with risk assessment when notified of an employee’s medical condition.

Amarisk can provide guidance together with suitable documentation such a health questionnaires and health risk assessments, as part of our Retained Health and Safety Advisor Service. Please get in touch if you would like further information. 

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