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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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TOWER NOT SECURE FROM ACCESS BY THE VULNERABLE

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Contractor fined after hospital patient gains access to site scaffold

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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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UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK POSED 9M FALL RISK

Posted on 11th January 2015
Firm failed to implement own risk assessment findings

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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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HEFTY FINE FOR CONTRACTOR ‘SHOPPED’ BY CLIENT

Posted on 3rd December 2014
Domestic client concern prompted call to HSE and prosecution

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HOUSEBUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 1st December 2014
Fall from landing leaves plasterer with broken back

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HSE LOSE PATIENCE WITH SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 1st December 2014
Three strikes and out ends in prosecution and £10k fine

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HSE BASEMENT ‘BLITZ’ CATCHES CONTRACTOR

Posted on 21st November 2014
Catalogue of failings prompts pre-emptive prosecution

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POLICE BRING ‘NONCHALANT’ SCAFFOLDER TO BOOK

Posted on 21st November 2014
Early guilty plea, cooperation and contrition help contractor

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IGNORING FORMAL WARNING ENDS IN COURT HEARING

Posted on 17th November 2014
Builder fined over unsafe roof work spotted in “drive by”

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ASSESSMENT, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT MISSING

Posted on 17th November 2014
Developer prosecuted over failure to manage basics safety provisions

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 6th November 2014
Balancing on a single rail some nine metres above ground

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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER FELL SEVEN METRES

Posted on 6th November 2014
Inexperienced workman slid down roof and over the edge

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LOFT CONVERSION DANGER CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 1st November 2014
Builder attempted major roofwork without fall protection

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REFURB PROJECT RIDDLED WITH WAH RISKS

Posted on 14th October 2014
Complaint from public triggers HSE visit and 10k fine

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CAMERA CATCHES OUT CARELESS CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th September 2014
Public complaint triggers HSE visit and prosecution

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PC AND CONTRACTOR OVERLOOKED GAP IN PROTECTION

Posted on 10th September 2014
Double prosecution over fall during swimming pool roof refurb

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JOINER FELL BETWEEN JOISTS ON LOFT PROJECT

Posted on 2nd September 2014
Workman fortunate to prevent further fall to floor

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MAJOR HOMES BUILDER OVERLOADED PLATFORM

Posted on 31st July 2014
Developer and scaffolding contractor both held to account for errors

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SMALL CLIENT ASSUMED CDM-C & PC RESPONSIBILITIES

Posted on 22nd July 2014
fragilesign3Contractor suffered serious brain injuries falling into lagoon

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UNTRAINED SCAFFOLDER LOSES LEG AFTER FALL

Posted on 24th June 2014
Injury unreported for over 6 months despite previous warning

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TEMPORARY EDGE PROTECTION REMOVAL CAUSED FALL

Posted on 12th June 2014
Programme management blunder left staircase exposed

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‘NUDGING’ SCAFFOLD TOWER BASE CAUSED COLLAPSE

Posted on 13th May 2014
Apprentice fell with falling tower in poorly planned work at height

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LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR LOW AND HIGH FALLS

Posted on 6th May 2014
Problems with precautions must be weighed against risk

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HOMES FIRM FINED AND PLASTERER LOSES HER CAREER

Posted on 7th April 2014
Temporary guard-rail was insufficiently ‘robust’ to stop fall

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DIRECTOR FACES PROSECUTION ALONGSIDE COMPANY

Posted on 28th March 2014
Roof work undertaken on domestic project required scaffolding

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MANAGE RISKS

Posted on 16th March 2014
Decorator injured in fall through ladder access opening

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WHISTLEBLOWER EXPOSES REPEAT OFFENDER

Posted on 4th March 2014
Industrial roofing project proceeded despite danger

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR ERRANT SMALL BUILDER

Posted on 21st February 2014
Bricklayer left paralysed in wheelchair after scaffold fall

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL THROUGH OPENING

Posted on 19th February 2014
Young workman survives 7m fall on timber frame home

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STAIRWELL GUARDRAIL FAILED UNDER LOAD

Posted on 10th February 2014
House builder fined after decorator seriously injured in fall

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR FINED FOR DOUBLE FAILURE

Posted on 4th February 2014
Unsafe pavement scaffolds posed risk to public and workers

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FALL FROM WORK PLATFORM SPANNING TOWERS

Posted on 31st January 2014
Firm fined after fall leaves workman with severe head injury

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INDUSTRIAL ROOF BUILT WITHOUT PROPER PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 28th January 2014
Contractor fined for ignoring safety during roof erection

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‘WATCHDOG’ SPARKS INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 20th January 2014
Roofing firm in court after BBC TV probe into quality and workmanship

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STILLAGE ‘PLATFORM’ TRIGGERS FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 14th January 2014
fltplatformFirm fined over unsafe system of work to clean high level fittings

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PC FOCUSED ON ‘PAPER’ RATHER THAN ‘PRECAUTIONS’

Posted on 9th January 2014
Temporary platform in shaft collapsed causing 10m fall on major project

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WORKMAN IN COURT AFTER ALTERING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 11th December 2013
Life-changing injuries caused by unauthorised scaffold modification 

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BASEMENT PROJECT SAFETY FAILS TO MATCH RISK

Posted on 6th December 2013
HSE shut down 34% of ‘technically-challenging’ high risk projects

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SITE MANAGER FACES MASSIVE PROSECUTION COSTS

Posted on 14th November 2013
Court orders construction manager to pay £77k towards HSE costs

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FIRMS FINED OVER FAILURE TO ADAPT SCAFFOLD

Posted on 12th November 2013
Contractor and subbie both accountable for unsafe workplace

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FALL ARREST SYSTEM UNUSED AND UNSUITABLE

Posted on 7th November 2013
Preventable fall through metal decking caused multiple injuries

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WORKMAN FELL FOUR STOREYS THROUGH RISER

Posted on 4th October 2013
Advice on work at height from HSE and company advisers not followed

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DOUBLE FALL IN DISMANTLING OF MEZZANINE FLOOR

Posted on 20th September 2013
Unsafe method of work was poorly-planned and presented ‘abundant risks’

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SITE MANAGER PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE HOMES FIRM

Posted on 6th September 2013
Bricklayer died in fall from scaffold erected by untrained workmen

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