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.

28th March 2024

Company fined after worker crushed to death

A company in Kent has been fined £175,000 following the death of an employee. Liam McArdle, from Gravesend, was fatally crushed by an excavator attachment while […]