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LATEST HSE CONVICTIONS AND NOTICES REGISTERS

Posted on 30th March 2020
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CEILING BELOW SAVES WORKMAN IN ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 2nd March 2020
Roofworker fell through roof after stepping on fragile rooflight

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INEXPERIENCED WORKER FELL THROUGH OPENING

Posted on 29th February 2020
No physical protection or warning of opening and fragile covering

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CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNER IN COURT OVER FIRE RISK

Posted on 29th February 2020
Designers and contractor prosecuted for risk management failings

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR

Posted on 26th February 2020
Prohibition and improvement notices ignored and danger persisted

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TEMPORARY WORKS HOARDING FELL ON PEDESTRIAN

Posted on 26th February 2020
Member of the public struck when site fence collapsed suddenly

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CHILD FATALLY INJURED BY UNSECURED POLE

Posted on 26th February 2020
Pole stored on embankment moved and trapped boy against fencing

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OWNER RESPONSE TO HSE INSPECTION ENDED IN COURT

Posted on 24th February 2020
Police uphold HSE right to inspect without threats, aggression or abuse

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO REPLACE MISSING PROTECTION

Posted on 18th February 2020
Painter and decorator fractured hip in fall from landing

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RISK OF DERMATITIS SUFFICIENT FOR PROSECUTION

Posted on 18th February 2020
Company failed to implement controls and surveillance required by COSHH

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COSHH FAILINGS CAUSE ASTHMA AND PROVE COSTLY

Posted on 18th February 2020
Uncontrolled exposure to isocyanates during paint spraying operations

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POLICE EMPLOYEE SHOCKED BY DATA CABLE WORK

Posted on 18th February 2020
South Wales Force fined over electric shock from ceiling void cable

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COLLAPSE OF PUMP SET TRAPPED WORKMAN

Posted on 18th February 2020
Unsafe system of work transferring from pallet to a raised platform

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MODIFIED PODIUM STEPS CAUSE FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 14th February 2020
Firm failed to select and correctly assemble with necessary training

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SCHOOL LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR ROOF RETRIEVAL

Posted on 11th February 2020
Workman fell from roof whilst retrieving shoe of pupil

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ARM OF WORKMAN AMPUTATED IN CONVEYOR

Posted on 11th February 2020
Major construction materials supplier fined heavily over unsafe system

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CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT GUARDING BREACHED

Posted on 11th February 2020
Sections of machinery perimeter safety fencing missing for months

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FATAL FUEL TANK EXPLOSION DURING CUTTING

Posted on 10th February 2020
Companies failed to meet known, established and clear standards

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FIRMS FINED HEAVILY OVER STUDENT FIRE RISK

Posted on 3rd February 2020
Senior fire officers found “blatant disregard” for law and resident safety

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ROOFER SURVIVED OVER 6M FALL FROM ROOF EDGE

Posted on 3rd February 2020
Replacement of asbestos cement roof lacked proper planning

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CLIENT & BUILDER ACCOUNT FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

Posted on 30th January 2020
Asbestos survey identified ACMs which were removed without controls

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UNSAFE USE OF SKIP LIFTER CAUSED FATALITY

Posted on 30th January 2020
Fork lift being lifted on to vehicle fell when winch wire failed under load

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OVERHEAD CABLE STRUCK BY TIPPER TRUCK

Posted on 30th January 2020
Company failed to report strike to HSE and take action on earlier incident

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CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

Posted on 30th January 2020
Survey absent and asbestos awareness training not provided

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CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

Posted on 15th January 2020
Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

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WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY CONCRETE BEAM

Posted on 15th January 2020
Lifting operation not properly planned, managed and supervised

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TREE FELLING OPERATIONS LACKED DEFINED COMMS

Posted on 14th January 2020
Workman struck by falling tree inside “normal” exclusion zone

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CONTRACTOR ARRESTED OVER WELFARE FAILINGS

Posted on 14th January 2020
Recalcitrant sole trader failed to attend court hearing

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MAJOR DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED £500,000

Posted on 14th January 2020
Collapse of concrete slab caused death of worker and excavator fall

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FALL FROM LADDER WHILST CARRYING BUCKET

Posted on 14th January 2020
Contractor failed to provide basic safe lifting aids

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FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 14th January 2020
Director given suspended jail term and company fined £60,000

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DEVELOPER FAILED TO PLAN AND CHECK COMPETENCE

Posted on 14th January 2020
Fall caused by ad-hoc working methods and lack of monitoring

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CYLINDER LEAK TEST CAUSED FATAL INJURIES

Posted on 14th January 2020
Corrosion inhibitor triggered failure and shrapnel ejection

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JAIL TERM FOLLOWS ROUTINE HSE SPOT CHECK

Posted on 19th December 2019
Director of a roofing firm handed a suspended prison sentence

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TEENAGER FELL 3M DURING BLOCK AND BEAM WORK

Posted on 19th December 2019
Workers uninstructed and left to devise own safe system of work

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PARCEL CARRIER FINED HEAVILY OVER FLT INCIDENT

Posted on 18th December 2019
Reversing fork lift lacked segregation from pedestrians

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR OPENING FALL

Posted on 18th December 2019
Thorough risk assessment and edge protection were both inadequate

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THREE WORKERS “CARRIED ALONG” IN SEWER INCIDENT

Posted on 11th December 2019
Mentally affected and one man treated for long-term traumatic stress

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SOLAR FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER DEATH

Posted on 10th December 2019
Brother of business owner died in fall during panel installation

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 10th December 2019
HSE refurbishment campaign inspection revealed asbestos offences

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BULK BAG COLLAPSE CAUSED BY UNSAFE STACKING

Posted on 9th December 2019
Bulk bag collapsed onto workman when struck by fork lift

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INTERLOCKED GUARD NOT WORKING TO ISOLATE POWER

Posted on 9th December 2019
Two workmen seriously injured when plant started unexpectedly

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STREET FURNITURE RISK TO PUBLIC FINED £1.4M

Posted on 9th December 2019
Council prosecuted following injury to child playing on hinged bollard

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WORKMEN SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS FROM CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 29th November 2019
Assessment and system of work failed to appreciate electrical risk

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LADDERS WERE INAPPROPRIATE FOR WORK ON ROOF

Posted on 28th November 2019
Workman paralysed after falling whilst installing roof ladder

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FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE EXHAUST VENTILATION

Posted on 27th November 2019
HSE enforcement notices on wood dust and welding fume ignored

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RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR BARRED FROM OFFICE

Posted on 25th November 2019
Dangerous telehandler used despite earlier fatality and enforcement

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DIRECTOR HID UNSAFE WORKING PRACTICES FROM HSE

Posted on 25th November 2019
Workers exposed to sprayed paints containing asthma causing isocyantes

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UNSTABLE STAIRCASE COLLAPSE DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 22nd November 2019
Workman not informed of staircase hazard suffered serious injury

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UNUSED SEAT BELT WAS “COMMON PRACTICE” ON SITE

Posted on 22nd November 2019
Overturning dumper truck caused death of operators at spoil heap

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