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 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 […]
7th December 2017

Company fined after eighty-foot tree falls onto cars

An arboriculture company has been fined after an eighty-two foot tree they were felling crashed down onto two cars and narrowly missed two members of the […]
4th December 2017

Company fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

HSE is reminding companies of the necessity of monitoring workers’ health after a South Wales Housing Association was fined for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration […]
1st December 2017

Company fined after the death of employee

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard […]
29th November 2017

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

A London based construction company, Pride Way Development Ltd, has today been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control fall from height risks. Westminster Magistrates’ […]
29th November 2017

Recycling company fined after worker loses arm

A plastic recycling company director has received a 10 week prison sentence after a worker’s arm was amputated. Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard how a Clark Technologies […]
22nd November 2017

Food manufacturer fined after worker’s fingers severed

An Essex based food manufacturer has been fined after a worker had four fingers amputated while operating a metal working lathe. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how […]
21st March 2016

Solar panel specialists in court for roof light fall failings

Solar panel specialists in court for roof light fall failings A solar panel firm has been £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured in a fall […]
21st March 2016

Automotive company fined after worker loses finger

Automotive company fined after worker loses finger A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how a […]
15th March 2016

Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to […]
15th March 2016

National crane company fined £750,000 for two deaths after collapse

National crane company fined £750,000 for two deaths after collapse A national crane hire company has been sentenced for failings that led to the death of […]
10th March 2016

Barnstaple gas engineer prosecuted following unsafe asbestos removal at a tenants’ home

Barnstaple gas engineer prosecuted following unsafe asbestos removal at a tenants’ home A gas engineer removed potentially dangerous asbestos material during a gas boiler replacement putting […]