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HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE UPDATE 17th APRIL 2019

Posted on 17th April 2019
hselogo1Latest online register of prosecutions and enforcement notices

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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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WORKMAN FELL FROM UNSECURED LADDER

Posted on 18th January 2019
Industrial cladding company failed to assess and control WAH

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SCAFFOLDER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 18th January 2019
Fall through roof leaves workman with life-changing injuries

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ARM DRAGGED INTO CONVEYOR BELT DANGER

Posted on 16th January 2019
Workman seriously injured on first day at work in quarry

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ROOF TRUSSES TOPPLED TRAPPING WORKMAN

Posted on 16th January 2019
Principal contractor failed to plan, manage and monitor project

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POOR LIFT MAINTENANCE CLAIMED LIFE OF CHILD

Posted on 15th January 2019
Affordable housing business and contractor fined over £1.5m

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DIRECTOR JAILED OVER PAINT STRIPPER ILLEGAL SALE

Posted on 5th January 2019
Banned and restricted chemicals sold contrary to legal requirements

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CLIENT FAILED TO PROCURE ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 2nd January 2019
Demolition work released large quantities of asbestos fibres

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LIVE WORKING IGNITED CLOTHES OF ELECTRICIAN

Posted on 31st December 2018
Spanner came into contact with live terminal causing life-changing burns

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WORKMEN FELL FROM ‘BIN’ ATTACHED TO EXCAVATOR

Posted on 31st December 2018
Premature removal of scissor lift prompted unsafe system of work

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MAKESHIFT FALL ARREST SYSTEM CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 31st December 2018
Contactors fined for using harness not attached to suitable anchor

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HYDRAULIC RAM SEVERED HAND OF WORKMAN

Posted on 31st December 2018
Major contractor failed to follow own policies and procedures

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ALL WORK AREAS NOT INCLUDED IN ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 31st December 2018
Company fined after asbestos containing materials were released

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LEISURE CENTRE USER FELL ILL AFTER SHOWER USE

Posted on 18th December 2018
Legionella risk assessment and control measures found wanting

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STONE CUTTING MACHINE GUARDS FAILED HSE TEST

Posted on 18th December 2018
Precautions taken following HSE enforcement fell into disuse

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ROOFWORK CREATED CARBON MONOXIDE RISK

Posted on 18th December 2018
Falling rubble damaged and blocked home chimney flue

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VISITING ENGINEER CRUSHED BY SCAFFOLD TUBES

Posted on 11th December 2018
Principal contractor “signed off” contractor storage arrangements

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CONCRETE EJECTED BY PUMPING UNIT CLAIMED LIFE

Posted on 5th December 2018
Company and director failed to train and supervise pumping operations

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR & LUL USED UNSAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 4th December 2018
Work method to eliminate moving vehicle hazard not adopted

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OVERTURNING LORRY CAUSED DEATH OF DRIVER

Posted on 3rd December 2018
Groundworks project stockpiling arrangements not properly managed

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FORTH BRIDGE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PLANNED

Posted on 3rd December 2018
Major project PC failed to plan, supervise and carry out lift safely

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DEVELOPER FAILED ON ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

Posted on 28th November 2018
HSE inspection revealed refurb works without asbestos survey

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POST DRIVER HAMMER CRUSHED HAND OF WORKMAN

Posted on 28th November 2018
Unsafe system of work for vehicle crash barrier installation

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WORKER FELL FROM LOFT THROUGH CEILING

Posted on 28th November 2018
Major house builder lacked understanding of loft fragile surfaces risk

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CCTV INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 28th November 2018
Contractor failed to properly plan and control the risks

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VISITOR DIED FALLING INTO CONCEALED BASEMENT

Posted on 28th November 2018
Contractor failed to protect basement void on domestic project

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RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 18th November 2018
European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

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FAILURE TO ACT ON VIBRATION AND SILICA HAZARDS

Posted on 18th November 2018
Worker health put at risk during stripping of furnace lining

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MAJOR FM FIRM FAILED TO MAINTAIN BACK-UP POWER

Posted on 18th November 2018
Power loss at laboratory site created potential risk from biological agents

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IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

Posted on 16th November 2018
CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

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ROOF COLLAPSED UNDER EXCESS LOADING

Posted on 11th November 2018
Director and company fined over roof design failures

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FORK LIFT OVERTURNED IN SCAFFOLDING YARD

Posted on 10th November 2018
Untrained operator suffered life changing crush injuries

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ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

Posted on 7th November 2018
Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

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GAS MAIN STRIKE REPAIR CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

Posted on 7th November 2018
Contractor excavator damage to gas pipe ends in £1.2m fine

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REBAR FELL FROM FLT IN UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 7th November 2018
Multiple fractures caused by inappropriate use of fork lift

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POORLY PLANNED LIFT DISMANTLE INJURED WORKMAN

Posted on 1st November 2018
Counterweight or suspension rope struck worker in lift shaft

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DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

Posted on 1st November 2018
Contractor fined over absence of suitable excavation / dumper precautions

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DEATH FAILED TO TRIGGER PREVENTIVE ACTION

Posted on 29th October 2018
Prison term for director whilst his company ordered to pay £3/4m

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FAILURE TO MAINTAIN GUARDS PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 26th October 2018
Woodworking machinery defective despite previous HSE advice

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YOUNG WORKER FELL FROM PETROL STATION CANOPY

Posted on 18th October 2018
Steel fabricator after young construction worker falls on first day at work

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FIRM FINED OVER FAILURE AT ASSESS VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 18th October 2018
Vibration regulations not acted upon until seven years in operation

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FAILURE TO ISOLATE LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 16th October 2018
Conveyor guards removed before power source isolated

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TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

Posted on 15th October 2018
Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2018
Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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RETAILER FINED AFTER FAN AMPUTATES FINGERS

Posted on 12th October 2018
Maintenance engineer injured during roof fan repair works

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POOR PLANT ISOLATION CAUSED CONVEYOR DANGER

Posted on 11th October 2018
Arm of fitter trapped between conveyor drum and belt

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BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th October 2018
Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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