Recent Prosecutions

It is paramount to ensure your Health and Safety procedures in place are robust enough to protect you, your business and your workforce from accidents occurring, particularly in the current harsh economic climate. CQMS Ltd urges all employers to review their arrangements and procedures, supervision and competency of employees to ensure they are doing all they reasonably can to prevent workplace injuries and dangerous occurrences.

The cases outlined below have been taken from the press and are provided as a stark reminder of what can happen when those arrangements are inadequate.

 

 

19th January 2018

Construction company fined after worker killed

A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of C & R […]
18th January 2018

Trailer repair company fined after worker killed

A Suffolk-based trailer service firm has been fined after an employee suffered fatal head injuries. Ipswich Crown Court heard how an employee of the defendant was […]
17th January 2018

Principal contractor fined £18,000 after poor safety practices

A Surrey based construction company has been fined after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found safety breaches on site. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how HSE […]
16th January 2018

Company fined after worker covered in chemicals after tank failure

An Essex based chemical company has been sentenced today after an employee was injured when a storage tank failed. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that, on […]
8th January 2018

Landlord sentenced after failing to comply

A Staffordshire-based landlord has been sentenced after failing to provide evidence that a gas safety check had been carried out at one of his tenanted properties. […]
8th January 2018

Civil engineering company fined after death of employee

A civil engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after father of three Darren Richardson suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard in December […]
8th December 2017

Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

The Lundy Company Limited and Justin Courtney Ford have both been fined today (08/12/2017) after a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile […]
7th December 2017

Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars

An arboriculture company has been fined after an eighty-two foot tree they were felling crashed down onto two cars and narrowly missed two members of the […]
4th December 2017

Company fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

HSE is reminding companies of the necessity of monitoring workers’ health after a South Wales Housing Association was fined for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration […]
1st December 2017

Company fined after the death of employee

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard […]
29th November 2017

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

A London based construction company, Pride Way Development Ltd, has today been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control fall from height risks. Westminster Magistrates’ […]
29th November 2017

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm

A plastic recycling company director has received a 10 week prison sentence after a worker’s arm was amputated. Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard how a Clark Technologies […]