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Worker seriously injured in ladder fall
 Worker seriously injured in ladder fallChemicals firm Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury.On 6 June 2018, at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to...
HSE’s Temple pens ‘plea’ to farmers for better safety standards
 HSE chair Martin Temple has written an open letter to the agriculture sector, expressing his personal concern at the number of workplace fatalities and injuries in an industry where he says there has been “very little real improvement” in managing risk. Temple says that he was...
Solar panel installer fined £40,000 as worker falls 4 m through fragile roof
 A company that manufactures and installs solar panels has been fined £40,000 after an employee fell 4 m through an unprotected skylight while working on a fragile roof. As the employee stood up to move, he stepped on an unprotected skylight and fell 4 m to the workshop floor below....
£350,000 fine after director blown off school roof in 150 km/h winds
 Construction contractor Bowmer and Kirkland has been fined £350,000 for its failings as principal contractor in a case where the director of a subcontractor was blown off the roof of a school building, falling 11 m and sustaining serious injuries. Bowmer and Kirkland was heading the...
Fractured Spine = £150k for firm breaching work at height regs
 Fractured spine lands firm with £150k fine14 September, 2018 By David PriceA Newcastle-based structural steel specialist has been fined £150,000 after one of its workers suffered a fractured spine.On 20 September 2017 a Northern Structure worker was removing roof sheets from a farm...
Builder gets director’s ban for safety failings
from: https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/builder-gets-directors-ban-for-safety-failingsBuilder gets director’s ban for safety failings Being disqualified from serving as a company director is usually the result of financial misdeeds, but Kewie Doherty has been banned for his...
Company and director fined after worker fell from height
Eco NRG Solutions Ltd and its director Jon Luke Antoniou have been fined after a worker fell from height at a farm in Cornwall.Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Lewis Harding, 28, had been fitting solar panels on a fragile roof at Venn Farm on the 19 May 2015. He fell more than three...
British Telecommunications PLC fined £600,000 after workers injured
British Telecommunications PLC has been fined after two of its employees were seriously injured in falls from height.Teesside Crown Court heard how two British Telecommunications (BT) Open Reach engineers had been given a job at BT’s Darlington Automatic Telephone Exchange.One of the engineers...
HSE Bulletin - April 2016- Including Gas Safety, Work at Height, Events
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HSE Bulletin Nov 2016 - Incl. Work at Height, Statistics, MVR
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