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.

 

 

3rd June 2020

Construction company fined after crush injury to employee

A construction company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured while erecting a timber frame chalet bungalow. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that in July […]
22nd May 2020

Company fined £1.1m after worker injured in fall from height

A London-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height. Luton Crown Court heard that on […]
22nd May 2020

Oil company fined £1.2m after two workers suffer multiple burn injuries

Oil refinery company, Phillips 66 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after two workers in North Lincolnshire suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high […]
20th March 2020

Manufacturer fined after an agency worker was dragged into a press roller

A manufacturing company has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a press roller. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 19 June 2019, an […]
18th March 2020

Poor management control puts workers at risk

A Blackburn logistics company has been fined after failing to provide fall protection for workers replacing the roof of its premises. Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, […]
11th March 2020

Plymouth landlord receives suspended prison sentence after gas safety failings

A landlord from Plymouth has been sentenced after failing to maintain gas appliances and failing to have landlord’s gas safety checks undertaken at his rental property […]
6th March 2020

Building firm fined after worker injured

Stan England Builders Limited has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform. Aberdeen […]
4th March 2020

Surrey metal fabricator fined after girl crushed by steel gate at primary school

A manufacturer of bespoke gates has been fined after an eight-year-old girl was crushed by a steel gate at a London school. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard […]
4th March 2020

Company fined after worker loses thumb

A poultry processing company was fined for safety breaches after an agency worker had her thumb severed on a moving part of a processing line. Sheffield […]
3rd March 2020

Banksman crushed by a shovel loader on large waste and recycling site

A waste management company pleaded guilty to causing a life changing injury to one of its employees. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 27 February 2017, […]
3rd March 2020

Yogurt manufacturer fined after two employees suffered serious injuries

A yogurt manufacturing company has been prosecuted after two employees suffered serious injuries following the release of an acidic cleaning solution. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard that, […]
3rd March 2020

Banksman crushed by a shovel loader on large waste and recycling site

A waste management company pleaded guilty to causing a life changing injury to one of its employees. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 27 February 2017, […]