Fine for Hull nursery over health and safety breaches

A nursery in Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has received a hefty fine after an accident occurred at the premises, and an investigation revealed failings in its health and safety policies.

The nursery, run by Lilliput Lodge and located in Sykes Street, was investigated after an incident involving an infant falling from a nappy changing unit was reported. The accident, which happened in September 2011, took place when a nursery worker was alone with three infants in the nursery’s Baby Room, where very young children were looked after by childcare assistants. The child fell a metre to the floor, although it is not known whether any injuries were sustained.

Following an investigation, Lilliput Lodge was prosecuted for failing to implement the right health and safety measures, including giving staff members the right health and safety training. The company was eventually fined £3,000, as well as being ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and court costs of £1,000.

It has now been revealed that Lilliput Lodge no longer owns the nursery, and that the business and premises have been taken over by another company.