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HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

Posted on 31st October 2019
hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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FIRM FINED £1M OVER EXPLOSION DURING CLEANING

Posted on 25th July 2019
Tank cleaning operation caused burns as flammable vapours ignited

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YOUNG BRICKLAYER FELL THROUGH OPEN STAIRWAY

Posted on 25th July 2019
Firm fined over failure to install fall protection around opening

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FLAT ROOF FAILED UNDER WEIGHT OF WORKMAN

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Confusion over fragility proves costly for worker and business

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FALL FROM TREE

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Untrained workers using chain saw engaged to fell large sycamore

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LANDLORD PUT PUBLIC AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Powered jet washing of asbestos cement sheets caused spread

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WORKMAN FELL FROM SUSPENDED ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Health Board and maintenance firm director prosecuted

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FIRM FAILED TO COMPLY WITH SITE WELFARE NOTICE

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Basic welfare requirements found wanting for second time

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PRISON TERM OVER POORLY GUARDED CIRCULAR SAW

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Workman lost three fingers using machine without guard and riving knife

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COMPANY IGNORED HSE ON SILICA DUST ACTION

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Worktop manufacturer failed to control dust and manage ventilation

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ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT SURVEY OR CONTROLS

Posted on 15th July 2019
Client fined over failure to commission refurb and demo survey

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UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION TRAPPED WORKMAN

Posted on 12th July 2019
Sling failure and inadequate lifting plan resulted in leg amputation

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILED ON FIRE AND FALLING

Posted on 11th July 2019
House builder fined after routine HSE site inspection

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FIRM FAILED TO ACT ON SILICA DUST RISK

Posted on 11th July 2019
Cutting of paving flags exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica

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OVERCOME BY CUTTING IN CONFINED SPACE

Posted on 8th July 2019
Construction worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

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APPRENTICE OVERCOME BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR

Posted on 8th July 2019
Stripping operations lacked ventilation controls, RPE and training

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DEBRIS FROM DEMOLITION SITE NOT RESTRAINED

Posted on 8th July 2019
Loss assessor on adjacent property injured by stray waste

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WORKMAN FELL FROM UNGUARDED FLAT ROOF

Posted on 8th July 2019
Basic work at height management systems and training absent

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FEMALE WORKER SCALPED AND BADLY INJURED

Posted on 2nd July 2019
Wood product manufacturer fined £466,000 over rotating shaft danger

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TOWER SCAFFOLD FALL CAUSED LONG-TERM DAMAGE

Posted on 2nd July 2019
Principal Contractor director and two firms sentenced after worker fall

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MISSING PEDESTRIAN BARRIER TRIGGERED DEATH

Posted on 26th June 2019
Workman walked from building into path of moving lorry

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WORKMAN SURVIVED 9M FLAT ROOF FALL

Posted on 26th June 2019
Suitable and sufficient edge protection not provided

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR IGNORING HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 15th June 2019
Roofing contractor sentenced over unsafe working at height

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FIRM FAILED ON SILICA RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 14th June 2019
Dust exhaust ventilation, RPE and health surveillance all absent

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WOMAN DIED TRAPPED IN POWERED ROLLER DOOR

Posted on 12th June 2019
Firm did not check the operation of the safety sensors

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SCAFFOLDER DIED IN FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 12th June 2019
Contractor given prison term and main contractor fined

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ENERGY BUSINESS FINED OVER LIFTING FATALITYo

Posted on 12th June 2019
Firm failed to train in lorry mounted crane remote control risk

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MAJOR FIRM FINED £800K OVER LIFTING ERRORS

Posted on 7th June 2019
Workman injured by falling heavy expanded polystyrene block

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EXCLUSION ZONE ABSENT DURING LIFTING OPERATIONo

Posted on 5th June 2019
Builder given prison term after timber falls on three year old girl

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GAS FITTER JAILED OVER UNSAFE WORK

Posted on 5th June 2019
Homeowners misled and put at risk by rogue gas fitter

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HSE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS INITIATIVE 2019

Posted on 3rd June 2019
Regulator visits to focus on asbestos, RCS, wood and other dusts

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TWO DEFENDANTS HANDED PRISON TERMS OVER FALLo

Posted on 3rd June 2019
Company, two directors and contractor sentenced

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WORKMAN INJURED WHEN STEEL FELL FROM FORKLIFT

Posted on 1st June 2019
Lifting not properly planned, supervised and carried out safely

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LOLER INSPECTIONS LATE AND RESULTS IGNORED

Posted on 31st May 2019
Granite supplier failed to inspect lifting equipment and take action

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SUPPLIER OF FLOORING ADHESIVE FINED £500,000

Posted on 30th May 2019
Floor layer died after being overcome by dichloromethane vapour

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WALL COLLAPSED ON DOMESTIC PROJECT CLIENT

Posted on 27th May 2019
Sole trader builder sentenced to 120 hours community service

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CONCRETE PUMP FLAILING LINE CAUSED DEATHLY

Posted on 27th May 2019
Hose whipped violently when blockage cleared under pressure

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL DEATH ATTRACTS NOMINAL FINE

Posted on 27th May 2019
Volunteer fell through roof of football club stand

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FARMER FINED OVER FATAL FALL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 20th May 2019
Valley gutter cleaning from ladder ends in death of contractor

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FIRM FAILED TO ‘ENGAGE’ WITH HSE INSPECTORS

Posted on 20th May 2019
Company and director omitted to take action on Improvement Notices

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HOME BUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE STEEL INSTALL

Posted on 20th May 2019
Workman struck by steel beam and seriously injured

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REPORT CONFIRMS RISING COST OF OFFENDING

Posted on 16th April 2019
Considerable increases in fines imposed on larger organisations

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FINGERS CRUSHED BY METAL FOLDING MACHINE

Posted on 4th February 2019
Steel cladding firm fined £600k over failure guard access to danger

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ASBESTOS ILLEGALLY REMOVED AFTER SURVEY

Posted on 4th February 2019
Surveyor pricing asbestos work found contractor jumped the gun

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SITE DUMPER PRECAUTIONS FAILED TO PREVENT DEATH

Posted on 4th February 2019
Contractor fined £600k for poor management of vehicle/people interface

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BUILDER EXPOSED RESIDENTS TO POISONING HAZARD

Posted on 4th February 2019
Prison term for builder who put three at risk from carbon monoxide

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POOR SEPARATION OF VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS

Posted on 4th February 2019
Logistics company fined £150,000 after driver suffers serious injuries

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£1MILLION FINE OVER VEHICLE RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 25th January 2019
Death of workman exposed uncontrolled vehicle manoeuvring

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PRECAUTIONS ON PAPER LACKING IN PRACTICE

Posted on 24th January 2019
Fatal fall through opening in concrete slab during work with breaker

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HSE TARGETS HEALTH ON LONDON PROJECTS

Posted on 23rd January 2019
Regulator starts inspection ‘blitz’ on construction sites

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