Turner Access Higher Safety Total Access
Total Access Ethentic Chipmunk Data
Chipmunk Data Turner Access Ethentic

DEVELOPER FAILED ON BASIC DUTIES

Bradford property developer fined for serious safety failings

 

HQ Leisure Limited, of Bradford has been ordered to pay £20k in fines and prosecution costs after endangering the lives of construction workers on project in Hull.

On 23 February 2010 the company pleaded guilty to six charges under HSW Act 1974, CDM 2007 and WAH 2005 all relating to a development of apartments in 2007.

Deficiencies could have caused fatality

Magistrates heard that inspectors HSE found a number of safety problems that could have caused a serious injury or fatality at a site on Albion Street, Hull, in October 2007, where a row of four-storey terrace buildings was being converted into 28 apartments.

The problems included:

  • scaffolding not properly inspected and dangerously unstable due to missing structural supports;
  • roofing materials thrown from 15m platform into an area where other contractors were working;
  • unsuitable ladders used to access upper floors;
  • insufficient and unsecured boards in roof space putting workers at risk of falling through the ceiling joists;
  • voids created by the demolition unguarded to prevent falls and;
  • no toilets and inadqquate washing facilities

Blatent disregard of safe working

HSE Inspector Stephen Hargreaves commented: “HQ Leisure Limited blatantly disregarded the importance of a safe working site, leaving their workers on Albion Street at risk of serious injury or even death. “Many people are killed on construction sites every year, and suitable planning and risk management is vital to prevent unnecessary risk.

“That clearly didn’t happen on this occasion and there are a number of simple, practical measures that could and should have been taken by HQ Leisure Ltd.

“Property developers must be aware of their duties towards the health and safety of their workers, and HSE will continue to take action where we find significant risks to workers.”

Prosecution highlights HSE campaign

This prosecution coincides with the HSE ‘Shattered Lives’ campaign, which aims to help reduce slips, trips and falls in a number of key sectors, including construction and refurbishments.

These incidents cost British industry £800m a year.

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21st FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st February 2018

CLEANING ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOF CAUSED DANGER

High pressure jet washing spread asbestos fibres around premises

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st February 2018

HSE INSPECTOR GUIDE TO RISK ASSESSMENT

Regulator offers training course on all aspects of risk assessment

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st February 2018

PUZZLES HELP DELIVER HEALTH RISKS AWARENESS

Innovative puzzle products supplier extends the range of training aids

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 20th February 2018

NEW ISO 45001 MANAGEMENT STANDARD IMMINENT

Standard capable of replacing OHSAS 18001 with relative ease

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 20th February 2018

APPEAL COURT RULES ON LEGAL PRIVILEGE CASE

Decision may prompt further caution during internal investigations

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 20th February 2018

TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK PEDESTRIAN ON SITE ROAD

Contractor fined £500,000 over poor traffic management arrangements

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

FALLING SCAFFOLD CLIP STRUCK PASSER-BY

Firm failed to follow risk assessment and method statement

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

HOMES FIRM FINED £1/2M OVER DUMPER DEATH

Developer and contractor failed to manage people and plant interface

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 14th February 2018

SUPREME COURT RULES ON HSE ENFORCEMENT NOTICES

Post service evidence can be used to support HSE notice appeals

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 9th February 2018

SAFE INSTALLATION OF PRE-CAST FLOORING

Code of Practice for health and safety updated by industry federation

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 8th February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 8th February 2018

MANUAL HANDLING MUST INVOLVE ‘REAL RISK’

Court provides clarity on manual handling risk assessment rules

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th February 2018

SKIP LORRY DRIVER FATALLY INJURED BY LOADER

Hire company fined after lorry driver crushed between two vehicles

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th February 2018

PUBLIC RISK COSTS CONTRACTOR DEARLY

Principal Contractor failed to assess and supervise work

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th February 2018

TUBES FELL WHILST LIFTING OVER PERSONS BELOW

Lifting operations were not carried out in safe manner

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd February 2018

‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 1st February 2018

DIDCOT FATAL COLLAPSE: INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Police and HSE still seeking to understand why boiler house collapsed

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 1st February 2018

SCAFFOLDER TRAINING REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

CISRS training card renewal by CPD embraced by scaffolders

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 30th January 2018

HSE SUMMARY OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR HARM

Infographic provides insight into industry priority hazards

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 29th January 2018

FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT AGREED CONTROLS

Risk assessment carried out but precautions not taken

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 29th January 2018

HSE MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS SUMMIT 2018

hselogo1Regulator focuses on MSDs in construction and others sectors

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 28th January 2018

LOAD FELL FROM MAGNET AND STRUCK WORKMAN

Firm failed to properly assess and revise crane safe working load

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th January 2018
Turner Access Chipmunk Data
Total Access Ethentic
Higher Safety Turner Access