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UNGUARDED OPENING RESULTS IN £40,000 FINE

Posted on 15th April 2016
Excavation left open directly behind door into building

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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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CONTRACTOR ‘COCKED A SNOOK’ AT HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 1st March 2016
Sole trader carried on working in face of stop order from regulator

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CARPENTER LIFTED COVER AND FELL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 1st March 2016
Joinery firm overlooked consideration of window opening risk

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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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FIRMS FINED AFTER WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL

Posted on 19th January 2016
Principal Contractor in dock with contractor partners

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WORKER FELL AT FORMWORK LEADING EDGE

Posted on 31st December 2015
Unsafe method of work used for formwork installation

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DEMOLITION WORKER FELL FROM TOWER SCAFFOLD

Posted on 2nd December 2015
Falling cable tray knocked workman from inadequate tower

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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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‘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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BUILDING MAINTENANCE FIRM FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 1st October 2015
Workman slipped and fell from roof of domestic property

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FIRM GIVEN TIME TO PAY LARGE FINE IN TRANCHES

Posted on 7th September 2015
Young worker died during ‘bombing’ of material from scaffold

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DEFECTIVE TOWER CAUSED ROOF WORKER FATALITY

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Damaged decking failed and workman fell to his death

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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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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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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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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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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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