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    IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

    CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

    A construction company has been fined £250,000 after failing to manage health and safety on-site during late 2017 and early 2018.

    Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 19 October 2017, HSE served three prohibition notices on MG Corporation Ltd after the regulator found serious breaches of legislation on-site during construction work carried out at Barn Hall, Station Road in Wickford, Essex.

    The company was found in contravention of Work at Height Regulations 2005 and The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

    A follow-up inspection in November 2017 found further working at height breaches and further prohibition notice was served, although some of the work at height issues on site demonstrated a breach of the original notice.

    An additional inspection carried out on 5 January 2018 found further work at height breaches.

    Enforcement notice breaches taken seriously

    HSE found MG Corporation Ltd had not taken steps to comply with the original prohibition notice and had failed to plan, manage and monitor construction work under their control.

    • MG Corporation Ltd – of Sydney Road, London was found guilty of breaching Regulation 15(2) of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and 33(1)(g) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The company has been fined £250,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,790.40.

    After the hearing, HSE inspector David King said:

    “Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards, and especially when enforcement notices are breached.”

     

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