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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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HORRIFIC INJURIES FROM FALL ON DOMESTIC PROJECT

Posted on 2nd November 2015
Injured workman likely to reside in care for the rest life

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WORKER FELL THROUGH GAP IN CONCRETE PLANKS

Posted on 22nd October 2015
Air bags used but not kept properly inflated to arrest fall

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER MULTIPLE FAILING

Posted on 23rd September 2015
Shop conversion project ‘shopped’ by concerned public

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR ‘CAUGHT’ BY PHONE VIDEO

Posted on 18th September 2015
Criminal record and suspended sentence for blatant disregard

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STEEL FRAME CONTRACTOR CAUGHT OUT

Posted on 4th September 2015
Failure to manage high risk work hits two brothers in pockets

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FIRM FINED FOR UNSAFE WORKING AT HEIGHT

Posted on 4th September 2015
Contractor admitted unsafe work and insurance breaches

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SHORT DURATION WORK NOT EXEMPT FROM LAW

Posted on 24th August 2015
Prosecution emphasises need to plan and manage ALL works

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INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTOR FAILS THE UK TEST

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Proactive prosecution triggered by poor project management

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LOFT CONVERSION FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FATALITY

Posted on 27th July 2015
Workman ‘catapulted’ to his death over the scaffold handrail

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WINDOW CLEANER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT 65ft

Posted on 23rd July 2015
Contractor and director prosecuted over unsafe system of work

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DEVELOPER FINED AS CDM PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Posted on 30th June 2015
Failure to appoint PC lands CDM client in court with contractor

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DOMESTIC ROOFLINE INSTALLER FAILED TO PLAN

Posted on 22nd June 2015
Platform not installed in accordance with manufacturer rules

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PUBLIC COMPLAINT TRIGGERS PROSECUTION

Posted on 16th June 2015
Roofing contractors exits market after two contracts

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED £18k FOR UNSAFE WORKING

Posted on 1st June 2015
Complaint from member of public puts contractor in court

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JAIL TERM OVER REFURBISHMENT FATALITY

Posted on 1st June 2015
Migrant worker worker died in fall from former mill roof

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DOMESTIC PROJECT FALL DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 27th May 2015
Replacement of lead flashings ends in 5m fall

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LANDLORD FINED OVER ROOF REPAIR FALL

Posted on 5th April 2015
Fall and failure to report injury to lands firm in court

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CONTROLS WOEFULLY LACKING ON REFURB SITE

Posted on 29th March 2015
Firm fined over unsafe work during basement construction

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SITE SURVEYOR FELL THROUGH LOFT OPENING

Posted on 10th March 2015
Tick-box approach to risk assessment failed to protect worker

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CLIENT-PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 10th March 2015
Opening in recently installed decking was left unprotected

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WORKMEN INJURED DISMANTLING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 26th February 2015
Lack of training and skills to dismantle safely triggers fine

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINE FOLLOWS WHISTLEBLOWING

Posted on 23rd February 2015
Concerned member of public provided images of danger to HSE

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HISTORY OF ENFORCEMENT ENDS IN CROWN COURT

Posted on 11th February 2015
Blasé attitude towards the well-being of construction workers

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THREE FIRMS FAILED TO PREVENT FATAL FALL

Posted on 9th February 2015
Health and Safety Plan and implementation fell short of the mark

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CLADDING FIRM ERRS WITH ASBESTOS & FALL OFFENCES

Posted on 9th February 2015
Roof level AIB removed without license and fall protection

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JOINER FELL 5m THROUGH STAIRCASE VOID

Posted on 9th February 2015
Homes developer failed to act on own fall protection procedures

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SERIAL NON-COMPLIANCE CATCHES CONTRACTOR

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Firm prosecuted after Prohibition Notices near double figures

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SCAFFOLDING ‘RIDDLED’ WITH DANGEROUS FAULTS

Posted on 9th January 2015
Worker and public lives put at risk over a number on months

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BUILDER CAUGHT SHORT TWICE IN FIVE DAYS

Posted on 15th December 2014

Failure to heed HSE advice prompts preemptive prosecution

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FIRM LACKED COMPETENT SAFETY MANAGMENT

Posted on 11th December 2014
Fall followed failure to implement risk assessment findings

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APPALLING STANDARDS AND SHOCKING DISREGARD

Posted on 11th December 2014
Company and director held to account for non-existent management

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CLIENT AND OTHERS IN COURT OVER SITE FATALITY

Posted on 5th December 2014
Roofworker slipped to his death under inadequate edge protection

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DISMANTLING OPERATION ENDS IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 3rd December 2014
Firm failed to plan for open edges at changing work locations

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