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.



24th April 2019

Contractor fined after worker falls through unprotected stairwell

A principal contractor has been prosecuted after a worker suffered a serious injury when he fell approximately three metres through an unprotected stairwell opening. Folkestone Magistrates’ […]
29th March 2019

West Yorkshire company fined £1.4m after worker suffers serious crush injuries

A food processing company, 2 Sisters Food Group, has today been sentenced after a worker was injured while unblocking a machine on the poultry slaughter line. […]
15th March 2019

Winsford Company fined after worker injured by machinery

A manufacturing company today has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on the 5 July 2017, an […]
27th February 2019

Marine contractor fined after worker suffers life changing injuries

A marine contractor has been fined after a worker fell six metres sustaining multiple fractures to the neck, back, ribs, and hip, plus head injuries and […]
20th February 2019

Two companies fined after worker is fatally crushed at paper mill

Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries when he was struck by a shovel loader. Mold Magistrates Court heard how on […]
14th February 2019

Housing association prosecuted after exposing employees to vibration

A housing association has today been fined after failing to manage exposure to vibration, resulting in a diagnosis of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) for one […]
14th February 2019

Theme park operator fined after worker loses four fingers and thumb

The operator of Twinlakes Family Theme Park at Melton Mowbray has been fined after one of its employees was badly injured whilst using a circular saw. […]
1st February 2019

Steel cladding company fined after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

A Cumbrian-based steel cladding company has been fined after a worker’s hand became trapped in machinery. Carlisle Crown Court heard how, on 21 October 2015, Matthew […]
31st January 2019

Construction company fined for serious breach in removal of asbestos

A construction company has today been fined for serious safety failings with regards to the management of asbestos at a site located at Finchley Road, London. […]
24th January 2019

Builder sentenced after causing risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

An Essex-based builder has today been sentenced after putting three people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, in June 2017, Daniel […]
15th January 2019

Farming partnership fined after child injured by ATV on Devon farm

A farming partnership from Devon has today been sentenced after a young boy suffered a serious leg injury while travelling in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on […]
21st December 2018

Two sentenced following asbestos breach

A landlord and building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property. […]