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.

 

 

11th October 2021

Sole trader who repaired agricultural and industrial sheds fined after worker injured

William Henry Swanson, trading as LTS Construction has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling through a fragile roof light […]
11th October 2021

School trust fined after failing to control the disease risk from animals

The Spencer Academies Trust has been fined after failing to control the risk to humans from infectious diseases carried by animals. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard […]
11th October 2021

Company fined after worker paralysed by fall at Watford Football Stadium

A company has been fined after a worker was paralysed after falling 11 metres down a stairwell at a football stadium when the concrete floor he […]
11th October 2021

Engineering company fined after employee suffered serious injuries

An engineering company was fined after one of its employees, a blacksmith, sustained life-changing injuries whilst welding an industrial steel fabrication. Dundee Sheriff Court heard that […]
11th October 2021

Sports nutrition supplier in court after worker loses fingers

A Liverpool sports nutrition product supplier has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed whilst cleaning a screw conveyor. Liverpool […]
11th October 2021

Construction company fined after worker suffered multiple fractures

Britcon (UK) Ltd have been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling load from a mechanical excavator. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard […]
11th October 2021

Contractor fined after employee falls from scaffolding

A shopfitting company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling fifteen feet from scaffolding. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how on the 24 […]
11th October 2021

Doncaster engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma

Lantern Engineering Ltd was sentenced for health breaches after workers were exposed to metal working fluid (MWF). MWF is hazardous to health, and exposure can cause […]
11th October 2021

Self-builder receives suspended prison sentence after worker suffers fatal injuries

A man building a detached property for himself and his family has been fined after a roofer fell whilst working on the roof, sustaining serious injuries […]
11th October 2021

Kitchen manufacturing company fined after worker injured by machinery

Kitchen manufacturing company Omega PLC were sentenced for safety breaches after a worker severely injured their finger in unguarded machinery. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that on […]
11th October 2021

Company fined after employee’s hand injured in machinery

Harbro Limited has been fined after an employee’s hand became entangled in a ‘Superbruiser’ mixing machine. Banff Sheriff Court heard that on 2 November 2018, at […]
11th October 2021

Care provider fined for failing to manage risk of service user

The Action Group, who provides support to children and adults, has been fined £20,000 after HSE investigated how risks to staff were assessed, in the wake […]