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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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PRISON SENTENCE FOR RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR

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

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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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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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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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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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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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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR OPENING FALL

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

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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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HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

Posted on 24th October 2019
Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

Posted on 24th October 2019
Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Posted on 7th October 2019
Contractor failed to provide collective edge protection or fall arrest

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CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

Posted on 12th September 2019
Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

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NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

Posted on 27th August 2019
HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

Posted on 9th August 2019
Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

Posted on 9th August 2019
Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

Posted on 6th August 2019
Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

Posted on 6th August 2019
Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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YOUNG BRICKLAYER FELL THROUGH OPEN STAIRWAY

Posted on 25th July 2019
Firm fined over failure to install fall protection around opening

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PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FALL FROM TREE

Posted on 23rd July 2019
Untrained workers using chain saw engaged to fell large sycamore

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WORKMAN FELL FROM UNGUARDED FLAT ROOF

Posted on 8th July 2019
Basic work at height management systems and training absent

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WORKMAN SURVIVED 9M FLAT ROOF FALL

Posted on 26th June 2019
Suitable and sufficient edge protection not provided

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR IGNORING HSE PROHIBITION

Posted on 15th June 2019
Roofing contractor sentenced over unsafe working at height

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TWO DEFENDANTS HANDED PRISON TERMS OVER FALLo

Posted on 3rd June 2019
Company, two directors and contractor sentenced

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PRECAUTIONS ON PAPER LACKING IN PRACTICE

Posted on 24th January 2019
Fatal fall through opening in concrete slab during work with breaker

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WORKMEN FELL FROM ‘BIN’ ATTACHED TO EXCAVATOR

Posted on 31st December 2018
Premature removal of scissor lift prompted unsafe system of work

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MAKESHIFT FALL ARREST SYSTEM CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 31st December 2018
Contactors fined for using harness not attached to suitable anchor

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VISITOR DIED FALLING INTO CONCEALED BASEMENT

Posted on 28th November 2018
Contractor failed to protect basement void on domestic project

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RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 18th November 2018
European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

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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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DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

Posted on 1st November 2018
Contractor fined over absence of suitable excavation / dumper precautions

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YOUNG WORKER FELL FROM PETROL STATION CANOPY

Posted on 18th October 2018
Steel fabricator after young construction worker falls on first day at work

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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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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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FALL THROUGH UNFLOORED FACTORY ROOF SPACE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Non-routine tasks require assessment and clear risk controls

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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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MAJOR FACILITIES FIRM FAILED ON FLAT ROOF SAFETY

Posted on 17th July 2018
Site specific planning lacking and safety standards not monitored

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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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DIRECTOR FAILED TO COMPLY WITH PROHIBITION

Posted on 11th June 2018
Precautions not taken to prevent excavation collapse and falling

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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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RISK ASSESSED BUT CONTROLS FOUND WANTING

Posted on 21st May 2018
Joiner fell through unprotected opening on roof of new building

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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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IGNORING HSE ADVICE PENALISED BY LARGE FINE

Posted on 17th April 2018
Contractor fined over £50k for persistent WAH and welfare failings

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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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SCAFFOLDING FIRM PROVIDED UNSAFE LOADING BAY

Posted on 7th March 2018
Young apprentice fell between upper guardrail and platform

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