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PUBLIC ‘TIP OFF’ TO HSE LANDS PC IN THE DOCK

Posted on 23rd March 2017
Contractor fined £52,000 following HSE complaint investigation

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PC AND CONTRACTOR BOTCHED WALL DEMOLITION

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Assessment, information and induction all found to be wanting

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INSECURE DECKING LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

Posted on 8th March 2017
Temporary works failure caused scaffolder to fall 4m through opening

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HOMES DEVELOPER IGNORED HSE INSPECTOR ADVICE

Posted on 27th February 2017
Firm fined after failure to act on regulator prohibition

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ESTATE AGENTS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC

Posted on 27th February 2017
Prospective home buyer fell 10m down well during viewing

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JAIL TERM FOR BOSS OVER FLAT ROOF FATAL FALL

Posted on 16th February 2017
Workman fell from unprotected flat roof edge during refurb

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ROOFING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 17th January 2017
Firm failed to act on previous HSE warnings over unsafe working

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FIRM PROSECUTED OVER LIFT SHAFT FATAL FALL

Posted on 4th January 2017
Property company failed to take steps to prevent self-rescue

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WORKMAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA PAYS PRICE

Posted on 20th December 2016
Prison sentence and fine for employee working dangerously at height

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SMALL BUILDER FINED OVER DOMESTIC PROJECT FALL

Posted on 15th December 2016
Home project contractor failed to protect roof opening

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WORKING DIRECTORS IN COURT ALONGSIDE COMPANY

Posted on 13th December 2016
HSE prosecuted after member of public provided site photograph

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COMPLAINT BY PASSING PUBLIC COSTS DIRECTOR £40K

Posted on 12th December 2016
Company and director held to account for multiple site safety failings

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BASEMENT FIRMS IGNORED ADVICE ON PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 12th December 2016
Unsafe basement project excavation work ends up in court

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC FELL INTO PIT OPENING

Posted on 9th December 2016
Prosecution highlights need to manage public access and safety

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SCAFFOLDER FALLS AT FAWLEY OIL REFINERY

Posted on 6th December 2016
Investigation launched after a scaffolder fell 10m

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LONDON UNDERGROUND FINED £1/2M OVER FALL

Posted on 6th December 2016
Maintenance worker fell from unsafe tower scaffold in disused shaft

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WORKMAN FELL TO DEATH INSTALLING FALL ARREST

Posted on 22nd November 2016
Major power services firm failed to manage pylon fall risk

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EXPANSION OF FAMILY FIRM OUTGREW H&S CONTROLS

Posted on 21st November 2016
Power cleaning equipment supplier employee fell from racking

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DOG ATTACK REVEALS MULTIPLE BREACHES

Posted on 27th October 2016
Employer given jail term after mechanic attacked by guard dog

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TRADESMAN GIVEN 200 HRS COMMUNITY SERVICE

Posted on 29th September 2016
HSE prosecute self-employed trader for site safety breaches

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS GIVEN PRISON TERMS

Posted on 21st September 2016
Father and son receive suspended prison sentences after workman died

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FLOOR FIRM FAILED TO PREVENT FALL THROUGH FLOOR

Posted on 13th September 2016
Unsecured panel dislodged and workman fell into opening

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CONSERVATORY MANUFACTURER AND INSTALLER FINED

Posted on 8th September 2016
Serious injury revealed previous incidents not reported to HSE

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BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORK LEFT UNSUPERVISED

Posted on 2nd September 2016
School fined £40k after workman fell from height

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MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTIONS FOR FIRM & MANAGER

Posted on 19th August 2016
Workman died after falling into waste skip

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILS ON FIRE PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 16th August 2016
Company fined £100k over failure to follow HSE advice

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PC FINED £120K FOR CDM 2015 FAILINGS

Posted on 26th July 2016
Inadequate temporary works planning caused injury

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM BREACHED HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 8th July 2016
Work at height was not planned or carried out safely

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DEFENDANT CRITICISED FOR BLAMING OWN ENGINEERS

Posted on 13th June 2016
Telecom giant fined £500,000 after 7m fall from height

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LACK OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS UNDERCUT OTHERS

Posted on 10th June 2016
Roofing contractor in court and fined after complaint to HSE

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ELECTRIC SHOCKS TRIGGER TWO LADDER FALLS

Posted on 3rd June 2016
Substantial fine imposed by court on major telecomms firm

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR AND CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 23rd May 2016
Window fitting on apartment block not properly planned and supervised

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THREE YEARS IN JAIL FOR EXPLOITATIVE LANDLORD

Posted on 11th May 2016
Workman died at home in bed after workplace injury ‘covered up’

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SCAFFOLD FIRM FINED AFTER ROUTINE HSE INSPECTION

Posted on 9th May 2016
Work planning, supervision and equipment all found inadequate

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WORKMAN DIED IN 14M FALL FROM FLAT ROOF EDGE

Posted on 5th May 2016
Firm failed to provide edge protection during plant room refurb work

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FIRM FINED UNDER CDM 2015 AFTER ‘TIP OFF’

Posted on 3rd May 2016
Demolition contractor failed to follow plan and put workers at risk

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MINOR SHORT DURATION WORK NOT PLANNED

Posted on 28th April 2016
Workman fell 7m during minor works on fragile roof

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SIGN ERECTOR SURVIVES 5M FLAT ROOF FALL

Posted on 26th April 2016
Firm failed to put in place any measures to prevent a fall

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WORKMAN FELL OVER 4M THROUGH FLOOR OPENING

Posted on 21st April 2016
Contractor fined after unfixed void cover moved during concrete pour

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SHAFT FALL DURING FALSEWORK DISMANTLING

Posted on 5th April 2016
Migrant worker survived 13m fall into service riser shaft

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WINDOW INSTALLATION WORK PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 5th February 2016
HSE warning to those who “under quote” at expense of safety

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM IGNORED SAFETY STANDARD

Posted on 28th January 2016
Workman fell in absence of guard rails and fall arrest system

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MAJOR WINDOW FIRM FINED OVER VAN ROOF FALL

Posted on 18th January 2016
Drivers left in the dark over loading and unloading equipment

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FALL FROM TRAILER WHILST LOADING PRECAST UNITS

Posted on 1st January 2016
Lifting attachment knocked workman from rear of vehicle

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SAFETY NETS REMOVED TWO WEEKS BEFORE FALL

Posted on 21st December 2015
Principal contractor and contractor fined for CDM 2007 offences

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SCAFFOLDER FINED OVER ROOFER FATAL FALL

Posted on 26th November 2015
Edge protection failed to follow roof edge

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“NO” PREVENTION BY SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR

Posted on 16th November 2015
Fall of 9m leaves scaffolder with life-changing injuries

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FALL ARREST NOT USED FOR SERIOUS RISK

Posted on 9th November 2015
Work was not properly planned and appropriately supervised

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COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR BUILDER AFTER LADDER FALL

Posted on 9th November 2015
Poorly maintained ladder was damaged and unsafe to use

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‘HEAD IN THE SAND’ PROVES A COSTLY TACTIC

Posted on 6th November 2015
Ignoring regulator letters and notices ends in court and fine

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