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Company and Director fined after Multiple Safety Failings on Construction Site

11 December 2016 - Crazy construction, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Company and Director fined after Multiple Safety Failings on Construction Site

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A construction company and its Managing Director have been prosecuted for operating an unsafe construction site during the conversion of a building in Bollington. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how the conditions on the site, where a former pub was being changed into two houses, were so poor it prompted a a member of […]

Site worker dies from carbon monoxide in mobile digs

25 October 2016 - Deaths in construction, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Site worker dies from carbon monoxide in mobile digs

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A Nottingham based company has been fined after a worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while using an accommodation unit. Southwark Crown Court heard that the father of three from Nottingham was carrying out pile testing for Non Destructive Testing Services Limited at a construction site in Brixton, London on 29 May 2012. The accommodation unit he was […]

Construction pipe manufacturer fined £200,000 for whitefinger

19 May 2016 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Construction pipe manufacturer fined £200,000 for whitefinger

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A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) between April 2014 and July 2015. Newport Crown Court heard that employees of Asset International Limited used vibrating tools without proper training or practical controls to reduce […]

Hard a hat colors to identify workers by their safety qualifications

10 May 2016 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Hard a hat colors to identify workers by their safety qualifications

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The construction industry has long tried and failed to standardise the hard hat color for workers by their skills color coding will be introduced all sites that have signed up for the scheme. Site managers will wear white, site supervisors and managers will wear black hard hats with slingers and signallers in orange, and most workers […]

Two firms fined for vibration exposure

26 April 2016 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Two firms fined for vibration exposure

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Two Derbyshire-based construction firms were fined for safety breaches as a result of separate investigations into reported cases of carpel tunnel syndrome and hand arm vibration syndrome to employees. Derby Crown Court heard how employees at Sandvik Mining and Construction Limited and Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screeners Limited were regularly exposed to hand arm […]

HSE inspector orders man out of 3.5m trench

15 April 2016 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on HSE inspector orders man out of 3.5m trench

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A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how RS Construction UK (London) Limited was working at a site on St Dionis Road, London which was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The inspector found there was an excavation directly behind the front door, which was […]

Contractor fined for HSE failing on re-roof

26 February 2016 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Contractor fined for HSE failing on re-roof

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A Bedford based contractor has been fined for safety failings while working on a roof at a local car firm. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how tradesman Bernard Buck carried out reroofing work at Premier Motor Company’s Manton Lane site with subcontractors, without adequate means in place to prevent falls. An investigation by the Health and […]

Window fitter in Londons West End risks 8 meter fall

4 February 2016 - Bad scaffolding, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Window fitter in Londons West End risks 8 meter fall

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A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Ideal Glazing (Euro) Ltd carried out window installation […]

48 workers found sleeping on refurb job in Essex

29 December 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on 48 workers found sleeping on refurb job in Essex

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A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk. On the 26 May 2015, HSE was contacted by the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) to inform them of concerns for men sleeping on […]

Builder fined after sacks of rubble thrown from building window

13 December 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Builder fined after sacks of rubble thrown from building window

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A Coalville construction firm working in Leicester has been sentenced after workers were spotted throwing sacks of rubble from a building project opposite a police station. Police officers called the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as debris was being launched out of a fifth floor window to a flat roof several metres below. They also […]


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