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.

 

 

11th January 2021

Building contractor fined for asbestos failings at a domestic property construction project

A company has been fined for failing to complete the correct asbestos survey at a domestic construction project. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 18 October […]
11th January 2021

Managing director receives suspended sentence after worker is burned in petrol tank exposion

A managing director has received a suspended sentence after an employee suffered severe burns on a construction site in Swynecombe, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Milton Keynes Magistrates Court […]
11th January 2021

Company fined after worker suffered serious facial injuries

Manufacturing company, Acrivarn Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after an employee using a 9-inch angle grinder suffered significant facial injuries when the cutting disc […]
11th January 2021

Builder fined after contractor suffers life-changing injuries in fall from roof

A builder has been sentenced after a contractor fell eight metres from a roof at a site in Hove. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how on the […]
11th January 2021

Company fined after subcontractor falls from height

Solar panel company Blue Sun Energy Limited was sentenced today for safety breaches after a self-employed labourer fell through a rooflight. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that […]
11th January 2021

Recycling company fined after worker suffered life threatening injuries

EPS Materials Recovery Limited has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his face and head when he was struck by a ball of compressed […]
11th January 2021

Logistics company fined after a worker was injured in explosion

A&D Logistics Limited, a national logistics haulier, has been fined after a worker suffered flash burn injuries when there was an explosion as he opened the […]
11th January 2021

Scaffolding company fined after scaffolding collapsed

A scaffolding company has been fined for safety failings after scaffolding collapsed on to a street in Maidenhead while it was being dismantled. High Wycombe Magistrates’ […]
11th January 2021

Director sentenced for failing to comply with height regulations

A company director has been sentenced for failing to comply with work at height regulations, placing workers at risk of injury. High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court heard […]
11th January 2021

Building company fined after worker struck by telehandler

Construction company, Cheshire Oak Structures Limited, has been fined after a young employee suffered injuries when assisting in moving a load of timber with a telehandler […]
11th January 2021

Company and director fined after incident leaves worker paralysed

A company and an individual have been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries while dismantling an external platform lift. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how, […]
11th January 2021

Traffic marshall fatally injured after being struck by a reversing lorry

Construction logistics provider, Wilson James Limited, has been fined following a fatal incident where one of their traffic marshals, Kiril Karadzhov, was fatally injured by a […]