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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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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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BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2018
Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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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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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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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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TOWER DEFECTS AND UNSAFE SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 21st June 2018
Maintenance supervisor fell to his death through roof opening

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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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SOFT LANDING BAGS TRIGGERED A FALL!

Posted on 1st May 2018
Fall arrest bag thrown from scaffold took workman with bag

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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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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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DEFECTIVE SCAFFOLD ERECTED BY UNTRAINED STAFF

Posted on 16th March 2018
Director prosecuted over untrained workers and poor scaffold designs

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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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HOMES FIRM AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER FALL

Posted on 28th February 2018
Director given prison term after consenting to unsafe working

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‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Posted on 2nd February 2018
Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

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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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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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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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SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

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

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WORKMAN FELL AFTER RAIL REMOVED FOR ACCESS

Posted on 2nd November 2017
Small builder failed to allow for missing guard-rail

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WORKING PLATFORM FELL FROM TELEHANDLER

Posted on 25th October 2017
Manufacturer instructions for safe platform attachment not followed

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

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

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WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Posted on 13th October 2017
Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

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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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£1 MILLION CLIENT FINE FOLLOWS FATAL FALL

Posted on 7th September 2017
Electrician died after fall from step ladder provided by client

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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 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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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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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

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

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PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Posted on 9th June 2017
Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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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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WATER FIRM FINED £1.8M AFTER WORKER DROWNED

Posted on 24th April 2017
Workman fell through opening into sand filtration tank

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UTILITY COMPANY CONVICTED AFTER FALL

Posted on 28th March 2017
Workman died when fall protection lanyard accidentally severed

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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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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER OPENING FALL

Posted on 14th March 2017
Workman fell whilst installing fall protection holes in floor

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS GIVEN PRISON TERMS

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

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