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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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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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DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

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

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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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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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MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 1st October 2018
Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

Posted on 20th September 2018
Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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FALL THROUGH UNFLOORED FACTORY ROOF SPACE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Non-routine tasks require assessment and clear risk controls

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 6th August 2018
Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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MAJOR FACILITIES FIRM FAILED ON FLAT ROOF SAFETY

Posted on 17th July 2018
Site specific planning lacking and safety standards not monitored

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CURFEW AND TAGGING FOR RECALCITRANT SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 4th July 2018
Suspended jail sentence handed down after unsafe work at height

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DIRECTOR FAILED TO COMPLY WITH 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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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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DOMESTIC PROJECT PC HANDED JAIL TERM

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

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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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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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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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SCAFFOLDING FIRM PROVIDED UNSAFE LOADING BAY

Posted on 7th March 2018
Young apprentice fell between upper guardrail and platform

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FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT AGREED CONTROLS

Posted on 29th January 2018
Risk assessment carried out but precautions not taken

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FATAL FALL FROM EDGE OF INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Suitable protection missing during installation of roof sheets

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MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT FIRM FINED

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Joist failed and workman fell during flat roof replacement works

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FALL ON BLOCK AND BEAM FLOORING SYSTEM

Posted on 2nd January 2018
Contractors failed to respond to planned fall protection problems

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OVERSEAS BASED FIRM FINED £3M AFTER DEATH

Posted on 7th December 2017
Principal Contractor put cost-cutting ahead of health and safety

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LIFE CHANGING INJURIES CAUSED BY STUDIO FALL

Posted on 7th December 2017
BBC Studioworks Ltd and contractors failed to ensure ‘basic safeguards’

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UNCONTROLLED RISK OF HARM FINED £200,000

Posted on 5th December 2017
Principal Contractor repeatedly failed to manage work at height

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WORKER FELL FROM ASPHALT LAYING MACHINE

Posted on 27th November 2017
Improvised place of work leaves operator paralysed below the waist

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SOLE TRADER PRISON SENTENCE OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 24th November 2017
Fall through fragile rooflight caused by poor planning and assessment

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LORRY SHEETING ARRANGEMENTS PROVED FATAL

Posted on 16th November 2017
Driver fell 4m to death during unsafe un-sheeting of lorry

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DEMOLITION WORKER LOST BALANCE IN FATAL FALL

Posted on 13th November 2017
Lack of measures in place to prevent fall from mezzanine floor

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SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

Posted on 7th November 2017
Injured workman lacked training and fall arrest equipment

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PRISON TERM FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Posted on 19th October 2017
Small contractor pays the price for failing to manage work at height hazards

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Posted on 19th October 2017
Waterproof membrane concealed conservatory roof hazard

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PROJECT MANAGER FINED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE

Posted on 3rd October 2017
Principal Contractor prosecuted alongside responsible manager

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SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Posted on 25th September 2017
Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 14th September 2017
Council H&S officers reported dangerous roof work to HSE

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JOINER PARALYSED AFTER FALL THROUGH JOISTS

Posted on 30th August 2017
Fall prevention and risk minimisation measures not taken

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COMPLAINT COSTS CONTRACTOR £145,000 IN FINES

Posted on 29th August 2017

HSE prosecute CDM 2015 Principal Contractor over risk without injury

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WORKMAN DIED IN FALL DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Contractors failed to manage risk, communicate and coordinate work

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW STANDARDS

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Untrained and unsupervised workman lacked safety equipment

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WORKMAN FELL DURING WELDING WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 31st July 2017
Ladder access to water tank top was insecure and slipped when used

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CCTV INSTALLER FELL BETWEEN FLOOR JOISTS

Posted on 31st July 2017
Principal Contractor and CCTV specialist failed to plan and manage risk

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SAFE SYSTEM DEVISED BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED

Posted on 18th July 2017
Workman injured by goods falling from double-decked trailer

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MANAGEMENT OF FORMWORK NOT UP TO THE MARK

Posted on 17th July 2017
Erector fell 3m after access scaffold board failed under load

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SCAFFOLDER WAS UNTRAINED AND UNSUPERVISED

Posted on 10th July 2017
Contractor and director failed to train injured workman to CISRC scheme

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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

Posted on 25th June 2017
Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

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CLIENT FINED UNDER CDM 2007 & CDM 2015

Posted on 19th June 2017
Construction work must be properly managed from outset

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BOSS AND FOREMAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 10th June 2017
Safety standards allowed to fall despite HSE enforcement action

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LACK OF SITE FENCING LED TO TRENCH DROWNING

Posted on 2nd June 2017
Vulnerable member of the public died in flooded excavation

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