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.



21st November 2018

Fulham Company fined £16000 for failing to undertake asbestos assessment

A residential property development company has been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard […]
19th November 2018

Construction company fined for fatal fall into basement

A construction company has been fined after a chauffeur fell to his death at a concealed basement void in a domestic property undergoing construction work. Luton […]
19th November 2018

Former gas engineer sentenced for 8 months for illegal gas work

A former gas engineer has been sentenced after conducting gas work he was no longer registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous […]
13th November 2018

Fencing company fined £53,000 after worker injured

A Sussex-based fencing company has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when installing a vehicle crash barrier. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard […]
24th October 2018

North Lincolnshire company fined £45,000 after worker suffers life-changing injuries

Plasterboard recycling company, Northern Waste Group Ltd, has been sentenced after a worker became entangled in the unguarded tail drum of a conveyor. Sheffield Magistrates court heard […]
22nd October 2018

Company and sub-contractor fined after worker seriously-injured

Two companies, Anders Development Limited and J A Ball Limited, have been fined after a worker was found seriously injured in a lift shaft. South Tyneside […]
19th October 2018

Woodwork company fined after persistent failure to guard and maintain equipment

Ashwell Recycled Timber Products Limited has been fined following repeated failures to safely guard and maintain woodwork equipment used by their employees. Barkingside Magistrates Court heard […]
7th June 2018

Luxury yacht building company fined after engineer injured

A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal […]
7th June 2018

Contractor fined after employee run over by road roller

A road resurfacing company was fined £15,400 after an employee was run over by a road roller. Ayr Sherriff Court heard that on 3 November 2015 […]
7th June 2018

Company fined after worker trapped by falling scrap lead

A lead recycling company was sentenced after a worker was trapped under a load of falling scrap lead. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 5 May […]
7th June 2018

Pembrokeshire man sentenced after worker seriously injured

A man has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after a worker received serious injuries from an electric shock. Swansea Crown Court heard that, on […]
7th June 2018

Two companies fined after worker fell from height

A contractor and scaffolding company were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in […]