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TRIAL: PASSER-BY KILLED BY FALLING FRAMES

Posted on 8th February 2017
Three managers deny gross negligence manslaughter charges

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DIRECTOR JAILED AFTER YOUNG WORKER BURNT

Posted on 8th February 2017
Unsafe system of work, lack of first aid and failure to report injury

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LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Risk would have been prevented by use of enclosures

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FAILURE TO FOLLOW SURVEY PROMPTS JAIL TERM

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Contractor demolished building knowing asbestos was present

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IGNORING SENSIBLE ADVICE COSTS OVER £300K

Posted on 2nd February 2017
Courts continue to ramp up health and safety fines

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CDM PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR LACKED EXPERIENCE

Posted on 26th January 2017
PC prosecuted alongside other contractors over fall risk and injury

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BUSINESSMAN JAILED OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 25th January 2017
Work sought as cheaply as possible with disregard for worker safety

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LOW FALL AND INJURY ATTRACTS £2 MILLION FINE

Posted on 25th January 2017
Workman injured in fall from unsafe position for cleaning machine

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ASBESTOS ANALYST FALSIFIED SURVEY REPORT

Posted on 20th January 2017
Trained and experienced analyst fined over asbestos air clearance cert

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AIR RECEIVER USE SHOWED DISREGARD FOR HSE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Director took risk in desperate bid to complete job for customer

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RETAIL GIANT FINED £2.2m OVER FALLING CAGE

Posted on 17th January 2017
Metal roll cage loaded with paint fell and paralysed young worker

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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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NETWORK RAIL FAILED TO PROVIDE PLACE OF SAFETY

Posted on 15th January 2017
Planning of track maintenance work fell below legal standards

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GUARDING FINE CONTINUES UPWARD TREND

Posted on 12th January 2017
Firm pays £330,000 after amputation of workman’s finger tips

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TWO YEAR JAIL TERM FOR PLANT HIRE MANAGER

Posted on 9th January 2017
Companies and manger chose “cheaper repair” for damaged MEWP boom

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MEZZANINE FLOOR OPENING REMAINED UNPROTECTED

Posted on 6th January 2017
Workman left unable to work after fall through lift shaft void

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COURT UPHOLDS £3M FINE UNDER NEW GUIDELINES

Posted on 5th January 2017
Company fails in challenge to risk based prosecution fine

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REVIEW 2016: KEY DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2017 ONWARDS

Posted on 5th January 2017
New approaches, simplification, health and more…

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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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FIRMS FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS RISK WARNING

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poorly-encapsulated blue asbestos posed airborne hazard

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BUILDING FIRM AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th January 2017
Childminder and children at put a risk ill-judged work

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JOINER FELL ON TIMBER FRAME HOMES PROJECTS

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poor planning and control over work at height put workers at risk

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HOUSING ASSOCIATION PUT RESIDENTS AT RISK

Posted on 4th January 2017
Renovation work not assessed for impact on CO poisoning risk

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MAJOR COMPANY £400,000 LIGHT AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 4th January 2017
Firm failed to share information about fragile panels

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PRISON TERM FOR SUPERVISOR NOT SUPERVISING

Posted on 4th January 2017
Lack of action exposed workers to asbestos fibres

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MAJOR COMPANY FINED OVER VIBRATION ASSESSMENT

Posted on 4th January 2017

Lack of suitable and sufficient risk assessment triggers prosecution

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AIR CON WORKER IN FALSE CEILING FALL

Posted on 20th December 2016
Engineer replacing motor stepped back from inadequate platform

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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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TRENCH COLLAPSE COSTS MAJOR COMPANIES £2M PLUS

Posted on 20th December 2016
Method statement backdated by contractor post incident

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CALL FOR WORKPLACE DRINK DRIVING LAW

Posted on 16th December 2016
Family urge change in law after death of child on ‘private’ work site

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FLT STRUCK TWO PEDESTRIANS IN TWO DAYS

Posted on 15th December 2016
Logistics firm failed properly manage site transport hazard

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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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MANAGER CONVICTED AFTER DEATH OF WORKMAN

Posted on 15th December 2016
Steps not taken to keep young worker safe distance from excavator

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OVERTURNING FORK LIFT AND CAGE WAS AVOIDABLE

Posted on 13th December 2016
Cherry picker type MEWP could have prevented serious injuries

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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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CROSSRAIL CONTRACTOR PROSECUTIONS ANNOUNCED

Posted on 8th December 2016
hselogo1HSE start legal proceedings following death and other incidents

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MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FAILED TO PERMEATE FIRM

Posted on 6th December 2016
Written HSMS not properly communicated or implemented

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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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FALL FROM STEPLADDER TRIGGERS £900,000 FINE

Posted on 6th December 2016
Workman fell small distance from uninspected equipment

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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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YOUNG WORKER INJURED BY FALLING POWER PANEL

Posted on 5th December 2016
Teenager trapped when panel fell from pallet during unloading

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WORKMAN INJURED ‘BARRING’ PRECAST FLOOR UNITS

Posted on 5th December 2016
Concrete floor installation inadequately planned and managed

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ASBESTOS DANGER NOT MANAGED FOLLOWING FIRE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Property company failed to assess and plan for asbestos hazard

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns whilst digging trench

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WORKER LEFT ‘STRANDED’ IN MEWP AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th November 2016
Construction worker fell 6m through fibreboard roof

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COSHH FAILURES HIT FIRM WITH £800,000 FINE

Posted on 28th November 2016
Respiratory danger uncontrolled and health effect not under surveillance

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DRILLING MACHINE INJURY PROMPTS £250,000 FINE

Posted on 24th November 2016
Basic machinery safety deficiencies result in huge financial penalty

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