Lewisham council fined after failing to control risk

The London Borough of Lewisham has today been found guilty and fined for failing to manage and control the risk of persons falling into vehicle inspection pits at their Wearside Service Centre in Ladywell. Southwark Crown Court heard how, a visitor to the Wearside Service Centre fell into a vehicle inspection pit striking her head […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Lewisham council fined after failing to control risk

Construction firms fined after tenant seriously injured during refurbishment work

Two construction firms have been fined after a tenant suffered serious injuries when she fell through a fragile surface. Southwark Crown Court heard how the tenant was injured when, in the process of gaining access to her flat, she fell 5.5m through a fragile cement sheet to the balcony walkway below. She suffered serious injuries […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction firms fined after tenant seriously injured during refurbishment work

Principal contractor fined after workers exposed to silica dust

A London based building contractor, MY Construction & Carpentry Limited (MY Construction), has been fined after failing to plan, manage and monitor work under its control, leading to gross exposure of workers to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard MY Construction was undertaking a project that included the refurbishment of a building at […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Principal contractor fined after workers exposed to silica dust

NHS Trust and Imperial College London fined after death of worker

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust and Imperial College London have been fined after the death of a lone worker. Southwark Crown Court heard how Damian Bowen was asphyxiated whilst working with liquid nitrogen at St Stephens Centre Laboratory, Fulham Road, London owned by Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust. He lost his life whilst decanting liquid […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
NHS Trust and Imperial College London fined after death of worker

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