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    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

    Director given suspended jail term and company fined £60,000

    A company and its director have been fined after failing to comply with health and safety regulations and an HSE enforcement notice following a series of inspections at a construction site in South Woodford, London.

    Westminster Magistrates heard that between May 2018 and February 2019 the HSE inspections found health and safety concerns at the site.

    Planning, managing and monitoring required

    The site manager and company director was served with two Prohibition Notices and his company was served with two Prohibition Notices and two Improvement Notices.

    The HSE notice concerning competent advice was not complied with.

    • All Type Electrical and Building Limited – pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 15(2) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015; and Section 21 of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was ordered to pay a fine of £60,000 plus a surcharge of £170 and full costs of £5216.46
    • Tahir Ahmed – of Sutlej Road, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 21 of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. He was sentenced to an 18 weeks imprisonment term suspended for 12 months, 180 hours of unpaid work and was ordered to pay full prosecution costs of over £5k.

    After the hearing, HSE inspector David King commented:

    “This case highlights the need for suitable and sufficient planning, managing and monitoring, using the appropriate work at height equipment and having a competent site manager.

    Dutyholders should be aware that HSE will hold to account those who do not comply with health and safety legislation, or who do not comply with enforcement notices served on them.”

     

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