Tags: HSE

Company fined after failing to provide workers with adequate safety equipment

Two employees of Aquacoat Ltd of Derby were observed by passing HSE inspectors as they worked on the roof of a residential property in Oldfield Drive, Swadlincote, in June last year. The workmen were not following a safe system of work and were not using safety equipment to prevent falls as they cleaned the roof,…

Two firms prosecuted for dangerous building site

Two construction companies have been fined for “appalling” standards at a building site in the London Borough of Merton. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted principal contractor, Kubik Homes Ltd, and the subcontractor, Bellway Developments Ltd after visiting the site in Wimbledon on several occasions. Kubik Homes Ltd had already been served with four…

Company fined after failing to provide safety measures for workers

The fatality of a worker who fell while carrying out work on a roof has resulted in Satellite TV installation firm Foxtel Ltd being prosecuted. Engineer Noel Corbin, 29, from New Addington, Croydon, suffered fatal head injuries after falling 13.5 metres from a four-storey house onto a side patio in Belsize Park, London on 3…

HSE reports of an increase in workplace accidents

The HSE has recently published its workplace fatal injury statistics for Great Britain of 2010/2011. HSE notes that the underlying five-year trend for workplace fatalities continues downward. The number of such deaths in 2010/11, 171 workers killed, is lower than the five year average. But despite the downward trend there are a number of aspects…

Food factory fined for falling crate incident

A food company which packs vegetables for supermarkets has been fined £15,000 after a worker ended up in hospital when hit by a falling crate . QV Foods Ltd, based in Linconshire, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its factory on 22 May 2009. Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court…