A common accident has occurred once again, failure to follow guidelines around working at height have made the HSE headlines once again. T Broom Construction Limited has been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres
Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on the building project in Queen Mothers Square,
Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices. On 12 March 2015, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector visited the construction site at Falcon Park, Devon and observed serious health and safety failings.
A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing
The Co-Operative Group has been fined £400,000 after a pensioner slipped on water leaking from a chiller cabinet at a store in Truro, Cornwall, hitting his head on the floor and later dying in hospital. Full story available here…
A director of a construction firm who refused to pay the £848 hire charge for an external furniture lift has been found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act after two workers who fell to their deaths
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has today been fined after a self-employed contractor fell from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and later died from his injuries. On 21 March 2015 the contractor had been working at a height of nearly
Our round up of HSE guides and plans for Health and Safety. HSE Business Plan – 2016/17 http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/strategiesandplans/businessplans/index.htm Health and Work Strategy and Plans http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/strategiesandplans/health-and-work-strategy/index.htm The 19 types of workplaces based on industry and sector http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/strategiesandplans/sector-plans/index.htm
A company that produces and supplies wood shavings for use as horse bedding has been fined after a worker suffered a serious foot injury at its site in Andover, Hampshire. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard that Bedmax Limited failed to protect
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