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.

 

 

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 […]
19th January 2018

Construction company fined after worker killed

A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of C & R […]
18th January 2018

Trailer repair company fined after worker killed

A Suffolk-based trailer service firm has been fined after an employee suffered fatal head injuries. Ipswich Crown Court heard how an employee of the defendant was […]
17th January 2018

Principal contractor fined £18,000 after poor safety practices

A Surrey based construction company has been fined after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found safety breaches on site. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how HSE […]
16th January 2018

Company fined after worker covered in chemicals after tank failure

An Essex based chemical company has been sentenced today after an employee was injured when a storage tank failed. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that, on […]
8th January 2018

Landlord sentenced after failing to comply

A Staffordshire-based landlord has been sentenced after failing to provide evidence that a gas safety check had been carried out at one of his tenanted properties. […]
8th January 2018

Civil engineering company fined after death of employee

A civil engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after father of three Darren Richardson suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard in December […]
8th December 2017

Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

The Lundy Company Limited and Justin Courtney Ford have both been fined today (08/12/2017) after a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile […]