Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, in September 2016, a 48-year-old employee of K. D. S. Construction Company Ltd was working in a 2-metre-deep excavation when he was struck on the head and pinned down by a large segment of concrete.
Martin McColl Limited and JMS Retail Concepts Limited have both been sentenced today after two members of the public tripped and fell over construction work outside a convenience store in Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard that
A handyman from Cornwall has been sentenced after conducting gas work and leaving it in an unsafe condition. Truro Crown Court heard how, throughout April 2016, David Lee Adams undertook the installation of a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hob in
A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV
Balfour Beatty and two of its subcontractors have been fined a total of £1.27m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 24 July 2012 a worker removed part
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.
HSE have banned the use of ladders on building sites No, this isn’t the case. Ladders and stepladders can be a sensible and practical option. They can be used for work at height when the use of other work equipment
BBC programme highlights the heart-breaking and all too common issue of Asbestos in Schools A recent programme on BBC, Victoria Derbyshire highlighted the all too real issue of asbestos in schools. The item featured three individuals who believe that their
From HSE.gov.uk: A national home builder has been fined for safety failings after a bricklayer was badly injured in a three metre fall when a temporary platform collapsed. Daniel Kersey, 64, from Royal Wootton Bassett, fractured vertebrae and sustained deep
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). Subject to parliamentary approval CDM 2015 will come into force on 6th April 2015. These will