Prosecution for causing potential asbestos risk Key Facts: Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK. A restaurant’s leaseholder has been prosecuted for causing potential asbestos risk. He failed to put in place measures to control the spread of asbestos fibres, and failed to comply with a Prohibition Notice.  He

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Non-Gas Safe Registered Engineer Prosecuted Key Facts:  A gas worker was prosecuted after undertaking gas work whilst not on the Gas Safe register. Registration with Gas Safe is a legal requirement before undertaking gas work. He received a four month prison sentence for the five charges (suspended for 12 months), 150 hours committee service, and

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Roofing firm fined after worker falls from height Key Facts A worker sustained serious injuries after falling five metres from the roof of a property he was working on. The subsequent HSE investigation found that more should have been done in order to prevent the fall. The roofing firm were fined £7,000 plus costs of

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Timber firm fined after worker injures hand in incident Key Facts: A timber firm have been prosecuted after a worker sustained serious hand injuries in an incident in November 2013. The employees hand came into contact with the moving blade of a cross saw. The firm was fined £5,000 plus costs of £4,500.

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Worker’s fall through unprotected roof light leads to prosecution Key Facts:  A worker fell 4m through an unprotected roof light, sustaining three fractured ribs. The HSE investigation identified a lack of sufficient safety measures, and a lack of adequate planning, managing and monitoring on the site. Two firms were subsequently fined a total of £21,000.

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Tractor incident results in Bristol City Council prosecution Key Facts:  A worker was thrown from a tractor, resulting in serious injuries. The tractor was not fitted with a seatbelt, the employee had not been adequately trained, and no supplier training was provided on procurement of the tractor. After the subsequent HSE investigation, Bristol City Council

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Window manufacturing firm fined after worker seriously injured Key Facts:  A window manufacturing firm were fined after an employee was seriously injured. A lack of adequate training resulted in the misuse of work equipment. The firm was fined £10,000 plus costs of £2,940.

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