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Farmer Fined Following Fragile Roof Fall

A FARMER has been fined following a worker’s fatal fall through the fragile roof of a milking shed on the farm. On 19 July 2018,...

Roofing Company Fined after Worker Falls Through Roof Light

A ROOFING company employee fell three metres through a roof light and suffered a fractured pelvis and spinal injuries, landing the company in court. On...

Company Fined After Two Workers Fall Through Rooflight

TWO WORKERS suffered serious injuries when they fell over four metres through a rooflight obscured by moss and dirt, leading to the sentencing of...

RIDDOR Reporting Gets an Update

THE REPORTING of accidents, near misses and work-related illness has had a refresh, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced. HSE's suite of Reporting...

New HSE Checklist for Safe Scaffolding Practice

WITH HIGH winds sweeping across the UK this week, the HSE has released a report to ensure scaffolders carry out the correct procedures to...

Roofer Fall Lands Company in Court

FOLLOWING a two metre fall while working on a roof, a repair and maintenance company has been fined. On 7 September 2016, a roofer was...

Worker Suffers Multiple Injuries in Fall from Height

CONSTRUCTION company, Rivergate Developments Ltd, has been sentenced for safety breaches after an employee fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. On 31 May 2017,...

Increase in Hand Arm Vibration Breaches on Construction Sites

A 33% YEAR on year rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ breaches recorded on construction sites has been reported by the Building...

Manufacturer Fined after Contractor’s Roof Skylight Fall

A CARTON MANUFACTURER has been fined after a contractor suffered fatal head injuries after falling through a broken skylight. On 27 October 2017, a contractor...

Fatal Temporary Platform Fall Fine

OLIVER CONNELL and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. On...