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.

 

 

27th February 2020

Company fined after self-employed roofer falls from roof

A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard […]
27th February 2020

Electricity power station company fined after contractors injured

An electricity power station company was prosecuted after three contractors were injured by a sudden release of water and sludge while carrying out maintenance work at […]
27th February 2020

Company fined after self-employed roofer falls from roof

A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard […]
27th February 2020

Electricity power station company fined after contractors injured

An electricity power station company was prosecuted after three contractors were injured by a sudden release of water and sludge while carrying out maintenance work at […]
26th February 2020

Construction firm fined after worker falls from height

A construction firm has been fined after a 17-year-old worker fell more than three metres through an opening for a roof light. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard […]
26th February 2020

Construction firm fined after worker falls from height

A construction firm has been fined after a 17-year-old worker fell more than three metres through an opening for a roof light. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard […]
24th February 2020

Child fatally injured after being trapped between an unsecured power pole and fence

SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard […]
21st February 2020

Companies fined following timber frame extension to residential home

Three companies have been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions against fire risk when building a timber frame extension to a sheltered accommodation residential home. […]
19th February 2020

Construction company fined for safety failings

A construction company has been fined for failure to plan, manage and monitor work at a construction site in Surrey. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard that, between […]
19th February 2020

Company fined after workers injured by fork lift trucks

A postal service company has been fined after two employees were injured by fork lift trucks in two separate incidents. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard of two […]
19th February 2020

Company fined after workers injured by fork lift trucks

A postal service company has been fined after two employees were injured by fork lift trucks in two separate incidents. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard of two […]
19th February 2020

Company director sentenced for safety failings

The former director of a construction company has received a suspended prison sentence after failing to comply with Prohibition Notices and for carrying out unsafe work […]