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.

 

 

30th January 2014

Worker died after fall through roof light

Worker died after fall through roof light A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a […]
27th January 2014

Contractor in court for ignoring safety risks

Contractor in court for ignoring safety risks A self-employed building contractor from Chippenham has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury after they […]
1st November 2013

Wood firm in court over worker injury

Wood firm in court over worker injury A timber company has been sentenced after a worker sustained significant hand injuries after it came into contact with […]
13th September 2013

Essex builders sentenced over scaffold fall

Essex builders sentenced over scaffold fall A building firm was fined £11,000 with costs of £7729 after a site manager dismantled scaffolding and later fell from […]
1st December 2012

Piling contractor fined for neglecting safety

Piling contractor fined for neglecting safety A specialist piling contractor has been fined £16,000 after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a […]
28th October 2012

LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak

LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak An LPG supplier has been fined £25,000 after a large leakage from a tanker caused the emergency services to […]
19th May 2012

Northampton firms in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Northampton firms in court after worker’s life-changing injuries A scaffolding firm and the owner of a roofing company have been fined after a worker suffered serious […]