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 June 2021

High school fined after child is fatally injured

A high school in Chelmsford has been fined after a young child died after a locker in a changing room fell on top of him. Chelmsford […]
28th June 2021

Private security firm sentenced after employee attacked at a youth offender training centre

A private security company has been fined after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when he was assaulted by four individuals at a young offender’s training facility […]
28th June 2021

British Airways PLC fined after employee sustained serious crush injuries in a vehicle collision

British Airways Plc has been fined following a vehicle collision at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 16 March 2018, an […]
28th June 2021

Offshore oil company fined for hydrocarbon release

Offshore oil company Apache has been sentenced after they failed to provide written safety procedures for the depressurisation of an oil well, which led to the […]
28th June 2021

NHS Trust fined following failures to manage environmental risks

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUFT) has been fined for failing to manage environmental risks within its mental health inpatient wards. These breaches were committed […]
28th June 2021

Gas installer prosecuted for illegal gas work

A gas installer has been fined after carrying out gas work whilst falsely claiming to be gas safe registered. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 1 […]
28th June 2021

Construction company fined after employee sustains life changing injuries in roof fall

A construction company based in Chesterfield has been fined after a subcontractor hired to complete work on a roof fell from the roof joists to the […]
28th June 2021

Two care provider companies fined and a manager cautioned after employee stabbed

A Liverpool care agency, that supports people with mental health issues, its manager and a care home have been fined after an employee was stabbed by […]
28th June 2021

Foundry fined after workers exposed to lead dust

John Taylor Bell Foundry (Loughborough) Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church […]
28th June 2021

Construction company fined after worker seriously injured by a mitre saw

A construction company has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed by an inadequately guarded mitre saw on a construction site in Bolney, Sussex. Lewes […]
28th June 2021

Manufacturing company fined after worker suffered multiple electrical burns

Glassflake Ltd has been sentenced after an employee received an electric shock while working inside a transformer cabinet. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, on the 7 […]
28th June 2021

Construction company fined after an employee dies after being run over by a dumper truck

BAM Nuttall Limited has been fined after an employee was run over by a dumper vehicle. Inverness Sheriff Court heard that on 28 October 2016, at […]