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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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FAILED HSE SITE INSPECTION ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 26th May 2017
Injury not required for accountability over poor safety standards

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LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions

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SECOND CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE IN WEEK

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Double fatality represented pattern of serious neglect

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MAGISTRATES FINE FIRM £250,000 OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 9th May 2017
Solar panel firm failed to control risk and supervise works

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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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