Unregistered plumber and company fined after unsafe gas work

An unregistered plumber has been sentenced after carrying out gas work at addresses in North London over a two year period. Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has also been fined after allowing the contractor to carry out work on the gas appliances on its behalf. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Errol Dillon carried out gas work […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Unregistered plumber and company fined after unsafe gas work

Company fined after failing to comply with Improvement Notice

Dnata Limited has been fined after safety failings were discovered by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection of the site in Middlesex. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 April 2015 a HSE Specialist Radiation Inspector attended the Middlesex site and identified various breaches of the lonising Radiations Regulations 1999. HSE subsequently served two […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company fined after failing to comply with Improvement Notice

Company and general manager fined after safety failings

A company and its general manager have been fined for failing to maintain health and safety standards at work after multiple improvement notices were issued. Cambridge Magistrates Court heard how Cambridge Timbertec Ltd failed to maintain suitable standards of work after several inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The company had received six […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company and general manager fined after safety failings

Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 May 2016 a teacher was conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio when he fell from a stepladder. A fellow teacher present in the room turned to find her colleague had fallen from the ladder and was unconscious on the drama studio floor having suffered multiple fractures to the skull, wrist and elbow […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height

Contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London. Southwark Crown Court heard that Richard had been contracted by CMF to work on the Frances Crick Institute project. He was fatally crushed on 6 November 2013 by a concrete staircase that was in the process […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

Food manufacturer fined after worker suffers hand injuries

SCLA Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing hand injuries while operating machinery. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how on 17 December 2015 the worker was working to clear a blockage on one of the noodle production lines when his index and middle fingers on his right hand were severed by the machine. […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Food manufacturer fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

PD Lift Services Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker lost his thumb while working on passenger lifts in north London. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how the worker was replacing the lifts at Tufnell Park underground station. On 26th October 2015, while lowering and guiding weights down the lift void, the load fell and […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

A construction firm has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014. Southwark Crown Court heard that Philip’s brother Paul accidentally reversed into his 38-year-old sibling when the pair were trying to move a broken down scissor lift on a service road, while working for Laing O’Rourke. Paul Griffiths […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

Principal contractor fined for safety failings

A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings after complaints from the public Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard how Malik Contractors and Engineers Ltd were working at a site St John’s Way in Corringham, Essex in 2016 when concerned members of the public contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Malik Contractors and […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Principal contractor fined for safety failings

Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of the building when he fell a distance of 3.95m to the floor below. The court heard no steps had been taken to […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction firm fined after worker fell from height