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DIRECTOR FAILED COMPLY WITH HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 11th June 2018
Precautions not taken to prevent excavation collapse and falling

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SCAFFOLD NOT TO INDUSTRY STANDARD OR DESIGN

Posted on 7th June 2018
Specialist and contractor in court over unsafe work at height

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ROAD WORKER RUN OVER BY ROAD ROLLER

Posted on 5th June 2018
Reversing alarm not working and warning light not fitted

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CLIENT AND SURVEYOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th June 2018
Refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey proved inadequate

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CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS AVOID HSE ENFORCEMENT

Posted on 3rd June 2018
Regulator enforcement database reveals few notices involve CDM PDs

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PROPERTY MANAGERS FINED WITH CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th May 2018
Defendants failed to check for asbestos during soffit replacement works

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EXCAVATION CAUSED RETAINING WALL COLLAPSE

Posted on 29th May 2018
Precautions not taken to secure stability of free-standing wall

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OVERHEAD CABLE STRIKE FIRM FINED £500,000+

Posted on 29th May 2018
Inadequate system caused risk of harm despite lack of worker injury

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CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL DESIGNER FINED OVER FIRE RISK

Posted on 23rd May 2018
PD and PC failed to comply with CDM 2015 responsibilities

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SENTENCING GUIDELINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Posted on 23rd May 2018
Lawyer argues guidelines undermine reduction in ‘regulatory burden’

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PANEL STRUCK WORKMAN DURING LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 21st May 2018
Third party contractor falls victim of poor lift planning

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DIRECTOR LED HAZARDOUS WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 21st May 2018
Three occasions when work lacked suitable and sufficient precautions

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RISK ASSESSED BUT CONTROLS FOUND WANTING

Posted on 21st May 2018
Joiner fell through unprotected opening on roof of new building

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DUMPER TRUCK HAND-BRAKE NOT MAINTAINED

Posted on 14th May 2018
Workman injured when pinned against stack of concrete blocks

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SPARE POWER INTERLOCK KEY CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 10th May 2018
Dangerous machinery safety precautions defeated for maintenance tasks

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DUMPER OVERTURN CAUSED FATAL INJURIES

Posted on 8th May 2018

Precautions during spoil heap creation were inadequate

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HARDWOOD DUST CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED

Posted on 8th May 2018
Manufacturer failed to examine and test local extraction system

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR OVERLOOKED MAJOR HAZARD

Posted on 8th May 2018
Well-known risk unidentified during scaffold erection project

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THREE FIRMS FINED £1/2M FOR FRAGILE RISK FAILURES

Posted on 2nd May 2018
Fall through rooflight hazard poorly planned and managed

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CONTRACTORS IGNORED ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd May 2018
Asbestos pipe lagging worked on without licence and proper precautions

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SOFT LANDING BAGS TRIGGERED A FALL!

Posted on 1st May 2018
Fall arrest bag thrown from scaffold took workman with bag

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FAILURE TO NOTIFY HSE PREVENTED INVESTIGATION

Posted on 1st May 2018
Regulator prosecutes over RIDDOR non-compliance

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR TOGETHER IN COURT

Posted on 1st May 2018
Fragile roof fall exposes client failure to manage project

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UNTRAINED DUMPER DRIVER SURVIVES OVERTURN

Posted on 1st May 2018
Inadequate barriers plus lack of operator and manager training

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PROJECT CLIENT PROSECUTED UNDER CDM 2015

Posted on 1st May 2018
Building demolished without suitable precautions to prevent danger

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LORRY RUNAWAY CLAIMED LIFE OF DRIVER

Posted on 25th April 2018
Workman died after being drawn under trailer

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PETROL VAPOUR DANGER LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 25th April 2018
Workman suffered severe burns during refuelling equipment

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ROPE ACCESS WORKER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 24th April 2018
Prison sentence imposed on owner of rope access firm

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FIRMS FINED £2M OVER FALLING PIPE FATALITY

Posted on 20th April 2018
Incorrect stacking of pipes triggered fall and crushing of workman

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DOMESTIC PROJECT PC HANDED JAIL TERM

Posted on 20th April 2018
Workman fell from unprotected roof edge on dormer extension

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR ERRED ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 19th April 2018
Firms fine £965,000 after painter fell through waiting room roof

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MANAGERS FORGED ASBESTOS DOCUMENTATION

Posted on 17th April 2018
Removal licence obtained using fake training and medical certificates

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FINE OVER INCORRECT AND MISLEADING SURVEY

Posted on 17th April 2018
Specialist asbestos company failed to detect AIB on demolition project

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IGNORING HSE ADVICE PENALISED BY LARGE FINE

Posted on 17th April 2018
Contractor fined over £50k for persistent WAH and welfare failings

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PRISON OVER BASEMENT EXCAVATION AND COLLAPSE

Posted on 17th April 2018
Building contractor jailed after house collapsed in Brighton

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DEFEATING POWER INTERLOCK CAUSED FLASHOVER

Posted on 17th April 2018
Systems for managing electrical safety found to be inadequate

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LADDER SAFETY FAILURES ATTRACT MASSIVE FINE

Posted on 12th April 2018
National window firm left workers to ‘own devices’

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FALLING MATERIAL STRUCK WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th April 2018
Risks of working in and near excavations highlighted by incident

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HOUSING ASSOCIATION FAILED ON VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 3rd April 2018
Assessment, management and health surveillance all found wanting

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OCCUPIER AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 3rd April 2018
Employee assisting contractor fell through roof during re-roofing project

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DANGEROUS REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS CEMENT

Posted on 27th March 2018
Workers smashed asbestos sheets with crowbars whilst at risk of falling

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FIRM FAILING ON HAVS SURVEILLANCE FINED £50,000

Posted on 27th March 2018
Door manufacturer failed to manage sanding and buffing tool vibration

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HSE STRIKE BEFORE A FALL ON SOLAR PANEL PROJECT

Posted on 26th March 2018
Director and company pay price for lack of fall prevention precautions

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DEVELOPING TRENDS IN RECENT PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 21st March 2018
Lawyers provide useful review of health and safety cases

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MULTIPLE ASBESTOS FAILINGS BY CONTRACTOR

Posted on 16th March 2018
Unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal work in primary school

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FIRM FINED £1MILLION OVER TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Posted on 16th March 2018
Workman fatally injured when crushed by fork lift truck

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DEFECTIVE SCAFFOLD ERECTED BY UNTRAINED STAFF

Posted on 16th March 2018
Director prosecuted over untrained workers and poor scaffold designs

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WORKMAN DODGES DEATH BY TELEHANDLER

Posted on 15th March 2018
Major homes developer and groundwork contractor prosecuted

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BUILDERS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO EXCAVATION RISK

Posted on 15th March 2018
Dangerous excavation and poorly planned lifting fined

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MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION OVER TRENCH DEATH

Posted on 11th March 2018
Property developer found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter

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