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13th December 2018

Developer Fined After Disturbing Asbestos

What’s Happened? The owner of a building has recently been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after it was discovered that major refurbishment had taken place without an asbestos survey. When HSE Inspectors visited the large site in Manchester, they found that the Developer had renovated the building without firstly checking for asbestos. The […]

19th June 2018

Hotel Fined £50,000 after Ignoring Hot Water Risks

What’s Happened? The owners of a hotel based in Norfolk has recently appeared in court after ignoring the risks associated with Hot water at its site which resulted in a pensioner being left with catastrophic scalds. An 86 year old pensioner was staying at Ancient House – part of the Victoria Hotel in Holkham. He […]

19th June 2018

Business owner jailed for Fire Safety breaches

What’s happened? Despite repeated warning from the Fire and Rescue Service, a businessman and owner of a 14th century wedding venue in Crewe, Cheshire, has recently been sentenced to 20 months’ jail for breaching Fire Safety regulations. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service visited the Haslington Hall site which is a Grade 1 listed timber-framed building. […]

Concrete Manufacturing Firm Fined - Lighthouse Risk Services

15th May 2018

Six Figure Fine for Manufacturing Firm after Fatal Accident

What’s happened? A Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturing company has recently been fined after a 43-year-old man was fatally injured when trapped by machinery he was undertaking maintenance on. A maintenance fitter was carrying out maintenance work on site while a machine was not isolated. As a result, a conveyor started moving and the employee […]

24th April 2018

Huge Fine after fall from Ladder

What’s Happened? Bradford based double glazing company Safestyle UK has recently been fined a whopping £850,000 after a worker fell from a ladder during an installation at a customer’s home resulting in a fracture to his lower leg. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how a window installer working for Safestyle UK, was attempting to install a […]

20th March 2018

£20k fine for CDM safety and welfare failings

What’s Happened? A construction firm has recently been fined £20,000 after failing to safeguard the public and workers on site, and rather uniquely…. for not providing adequate welfare facilities for workers on site. Toft Construction Limited were carrying out the refurbishment of a domestic property in Salford. A HSE inspector visited the site and discovered […]

6th March 2018

Employee Receives Prison Sentence for Work at Height Breach

In a fairly rare case, a 28-year ­old scaffolder has been individually prosecuted after he was found to be working at height without suitable and sufficient safety measures in place. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Terrance Murray was spotted by a member of the public erecting scaffold in an unsafe manner. The concerned […]

6th March 2018

Firm Fined £20K After Worker’s Injury

A manufacturing company has recently been fined £20,000 with costs of £1,750 after a worker lost his finger after it got caught whilst operating a metalwork fabrication machine. The court heard how an employee of A J Metal Products Limited was injured after his glove caught in the rollers of a machine, pulling his index […]

19th February 2018

Retailer and Contractor fined after customers injured

A retail company and contractor have recently been fined at total of £640,000 following two separate incidents involving elderly customers. What happened and what should have been done to prevent this……. What happened? In January 2016, High Street Retailer Martin McColl Ltd (M). engaged a contractor to install a concrete disabled ramp at the entrance […]