BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured

Three companies have been fined after a contractor to BBC Studioworks Ltd fell more than 10 metres at Elstree Film Studios. Harrow Crown Court heard how Eric Ihoeghinlan, an employee of Gabem Management Ltd, fell through a lighting grid hatch while recovering electrical cables for BBC Studioworks Ltd during a de-rigging operation. He sustained multiple injuries […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured

Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

A London based construction company, Pride Way Development Ltd, has today been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control fall from height risks. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, after concerns were raised by both workers and members of the public, HSE inspectors made a number of visits during 2016/17 to sites where Pride Way […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction firm fined after repeated serious work at height issues

Company director receives suspended prison sentence after lorry touches overhead power lines

The director of a London-based waste contractor has been fined and handed a suspended sentence after a lorry contacted 132kV overhead power lines (OHLs) in North London. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 10 June 2013, Hanly Waste Services Limited had been contracted to construct a bund (an earth hill) on a farm, directly underneath […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company director receives suspended prison sentence after lorry touches overhead power lines

Health care provider fined for health and safety failures

A Bedford based health care provider has been fined after it failed to act on concerns raised by an occupational health nurse. Southwark Crown Court heard how on 28 June 2014 an employee, Lynne Betts, raised concerns with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) relating to the running of the internal occupational health service of […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Health care provider fined for health and safety failures

Two companies and director fined after unsafe construction work

A London based construction company, its director and a property company have been fined in relation to unsafe construction work at two sites in Barnet. On 26 October 2017 a District Judge at the City of London Magistrates’ Court heard how on several occasions between 2015 and 2016 multiple breaches of health and safety law […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Two companies and director fined after unsafe construction work

Contractor receives suspended prison sentence after worker seriously injured

A sole trader from London has today been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Contractor receives suspended prison sentence after worker seriously injured

Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

A London-based construction company and project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how, after concerns were raised by both workers and members of the public, HSE inspectors made a number of visits during 2015 to two project sites where In House Design & Build […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

Former bakery director sentenced after worker falls and dies

The ex-director of commercial bakery has been placed on a curfew after a vulnerable worker suffered fatal injuries in a fall. On 15 September 2017 Southwark Crown Court heard how Mr Ezat Mohammed Mohammed Shamselden, an Egyptian national, fell through a mezzanine floor ceiling while undertaking building repairs at a commercial bakery run by Mr […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Former bakery director sentenced after worker falls and dies

Developer fined after failing to safely carry out demolition work

The owner of block of flats was prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches while it was being demolished. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that a member of the public raised concerns about the conditions at the site at 60 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham. Selliah Sivaneswaran was the owner of the […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Developer fined after failing to safely carry out demolition work