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.

 

 

8th June 2021

Unregistered gas engineer sentenced after multiple breaches

A self-employed gas engineer has been sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work and breaching a HSE Prohibition Notice.   Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Dean […]
8th June 2021

Unregistered gas engineer sentenced for illegal gas work

Unregistered gas fitter Dean Mulholland Blues has been sentenced after putting lives at risk by carrying out illegal gas work at several properties in the north […]
8th June 2021

Director fined after young worker injured in fall from height

Wayne McKnight (trading as RJE Construction) has been fined for safety breaches after a 17-year-old worker fell from a mezzanine floor to the ground below. Sheffield […]
8th June 2021

School fined after worker injured in fall from ladder

Southend High School for Boys Academy Trust has been sentenced  after a worker fell from a ladder. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 19 February 2019, […]
8th June 2021

Engineering company fined after worker suffered multiple injuries

C F Booth (Engineering) Ltd has been sentenced  after a 37-year-old worker became entangled and pulled into a CNC lathe. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, on […]
8th June 2021

Company fined after worker suffered life changing injuries in transport incident

Kepak Group Limited (formally 2 Sisters Red Meat Limited), has been fined after a worker was seriously injured following a workplace transport incident. Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ […]
8th June 2021

Decking manufacturer and director sentenced after worker crushed

A Stockport decking manufacturer and a company director have been fined after a delivery driver was crushed by a poorly lifted load.   Manchester Magistrates’ Court […]
8th June 2021

Company fined for failing to implement safe systems of work

A bakery has been fined for failing to provide suitable machinery guarding and poor electrical standards. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how, during an inspection in June […]
8th June 2021

Construction company fined after excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation. Bridlington Magistrates’ Court heard that on […]
8th June 2021

Farming company fined after young worker injured

T Cook & Son (Farmers) Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a 17-year-old worker suffered crush injuries to his foot. Bridlington Magistrates’ Court heard […]
8th June 2021

Company fined after worker suffers loss of thumb and fingers

Food manufacturer, Young’s Seafood Limited, has been fined after a worker was trapped by a mixing machine. Grimsby Crown Court heard that, on 16 October 2017, […]
8th June 2021

Automotive engineering company sentenced after employee has allergic reaction at work

An automotive company has been sentenced after an employee developed an allergic form of dermatitis after coming into contact with metalworking fluids. Reading Magistrates’ court heard […]