iosh

oschcr

CHAS Accredited logo

smas

QA RC logo 0906856 web

BEACONRISK BLOG

Keep up to date with all the latest news

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when the first floor of the building he was standing on collapsed underneath him.

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard how Huntsmere Projects Limited was the principal contractor for the construction of a new house in Alderley Edge. A subcontractor had installed the first floor but a gap left between the concrete beams on the landing was not identified by the Huntsmere site manager nor the contractor’s supervisor.

Last modified on
Hits: 395
0

A Principal Contractor and a road building sub-contractor have been fined after a worker was fatally struck while working on roadworks near Lidgate in Suffolk.

Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard that Kier Integrated Services Ltd was the Principal Contractor for the roadworks and Sean Hegarty Ltd was the sub-contractor on the B1063 north of Lidgate, Suffolk during work to repair the surface of the road, under a contract between Kier Integrated Services Ltd and Suffolk County Council.

Last modified on
Hits: 379
0

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today announced it will be assuming primacy from West Midlands Police of the investigation into the death of five workers at a metal recycling plant in Birmingham on 7 July 2016. HSE will now be leading the investigation into whether any health and safety laws have been breached.

Five workers aged between 40 and 56 were killed when a wall collapsed on them at the site in the Nechells area of the city.

Last modified on
Hits: 368
0

Posted by on

A North West Farmer has been fined after a man was electrocuted when the arm of a loader crane (HIAB) hit overhead power lines.

Liverpool Crown Court heard today that individual and his friend had been collecting scrap metal from the farm by prior arrangement when the incident took place.

Last modified on
Hits: 372
0

A Blackburn packaging company was today fined after a worker’s hand became trapped in machinery.

Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Europlast (Blackburn) Ltd had been trying to clean a bubble wrap machine when his left hand became trapped between rollers, causing four of his fingers to be severed. The company failed to report the incident until nine months later, which significantly delayed investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and left other employees at risk.

Last modified on
Hits: 369
0

A Bedfordshire-based plasterboard recycling company has been fined after health and safety concerns were identified during a routine inspection of their premises in Bedfordshire on 22 September 2015.

Luton Magistrates’ Court heard that health and safety standards at the site were generally poor. There were no measures on site to prevent pedestrians from coming into contact with moving vehicles, machinery on site was inadequately guarded and unsupported plasterboard stockpiles were leaning against buildings.

Last modified on
Hits: 372
0

HSE is reminding companies of the necessity of monitoring workers’ health after a South Wales Housing Association was fined for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard how Charter Housing Association Ltd. reported six cases of HAVS following a health surveillance programme launched in June 2015. The affected employees were all part of the maintenance team.

Last modified on
Hits: 389
0

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 Development Limited had been appointed the principal contractor. On these visits, inspectors identified a number of serious health and safety failings, including unsafe work at height.

Last modified on
Hits: 370
0

Posted by on

A North East company, Green North East Trading Bidco Limited, was sentenced today after a sub-contractor suffered an electric shock when he cut through a live cable.

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 20 March 2016, the injured person was removing an item of industrial equipment at the site in Davy Bank, Wallsend. Believing the equipment to be electrically isolated, he cut through an electricity supply cable.

Last modified on
Hits: 387
0

A man, has been sentenced after supplying falsified diving medical certificates to a diving company in 2016.

Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that the diver did not hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to dive. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation discovered that in 2016 the defendant was in possession of a certificate closely resembling a genuine certificate but which had been altered to display a false expiry date.

Last modified on
Hits: 356
0

A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables.

Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in February 2016 an employee was excavating the ground at a site on Spare Lease Hill in Loughton, Essex. He struck an electrical cable and was set on fire. He received significant burns to his lower body, causing him to be hospitalised for one month and unable to work for six weeks....

Last modified on
Hits: 364
0

A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has today been fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how an agency driver, was delivering kitchen worktops to a Howden Joinery Ltd site in Workington when he was crushed to death as a forklift truck (FLT) overturned whilst lifting kitchen worktops from the trailer of the HGV.............

Last modified on
Hits: 362
0

Posted by on

An engineering firm has been fined after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising from the use of a tunnel wash associated with a powder coating process.

Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how De-Met Colourcoat Limited employees and contractors were exposed to the risk of legionella bacteria due to the failure of the company to put in place effective management arrangements to control that risk arising from the tunnel wash at its powder coating plant.

Last modified on
Hits: 412
0

A Paisley based utility services company has today been fined for exposing four of its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell in 2014.

 Hamilton Sheriff Court today heard that four electricians employed by IQA Operations Group Ltd had been drilling through door transom panels to fit electric cables into each property within the tower block as part of the installation of a new low voltage distribution system.

Last modified on
Hits: 400
0

A recycling company has been fined £880,000, and two people have been given a suspended prison sentence after the death of an agency worker who was drawn into machinery while cleaning in the area.

Nottingham Crown Court heard how the worker working at Mid –UK Recycling Limited at the Barkston Heath site near Ancaster lost his life whilst cleaning near a conveyor. The recycling line was started up and the worker was drawn onto the conveyor, along the line through a trommel and into an industrial waste shredder.

Last modified on
Hits: 417
0

A wood waste company was sentenced this month for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit.

The worker died from his injuries following the incident at R Plevin & Sons’ site in Hazlehead.

Last modified on
Hits: 445
0

A self-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work that endangered a young family-of-four.

Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how the Company, trading as EHP Building Services, removed pipework that supplied gas to a cooking hob at a family home in Rhoose, South Wales without sealing the end of the pipe to ensure it was in a safe condition. Gas Safe Register who inspected his work classed it as ‘Immediately Dangerous’.

Last modified on
Hits: 407
0

Posted by on

A vehicle recovery company and a recovery vehicles manufacturer have been fined after a worker died of crush injuries.

Southwark Crown Court heard that an employee of Ontime Automotive Ltd, was jet washing a twin deck recovery vehicle at the company’s base in Hayes, Middlesex when the upper deck collapsed spontaneously, trapping him between the upper and lower deck. He died of his injuries at the scene.

Last modified on
Hits: 396
0

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Request a call back Give us your phone number and we'll call you!
The Name is required
The Phone is required
Thank you. We have got your request. We will contact you as soon as possible.