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Exmouth building companies fined after disregarding health and safety regulations

Coast & Country Construction Limited and Paul Humphries Architects Ltd have both been sentenced after serious breaches of their health and safety duties. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that, in 2016, a concern was raised about the lack of health and safety controls at a large timber frame extension being built onto Manor Lodge Residential Home […]

Two companies fined for serious breaches involving the removal of asbestos

A residential property management company and a specialist installation contractor have been fined after a resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that, Squaredeal UPVC & Renewables Limited of Rustington, West Sussex (‘Squaredeal) had been contracted by Wildheart Residential […]

Worker crushed due to insufficient planning, task management and control measures

A landscaping services company was sentenced today after a worker was seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed into a trench.  Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, an employee of Award Winning Greenfingers Limited was undertaking groundworks to install a new timber retaining structure in the rear garden of a property at Beamish, County Durham. […]

Firm fined £1,600,000 after double investigation into Legionella outbreak and dust explosion

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and have prosecuted Faltec Europe Limited in relation to both incidents. Five people fell seriously ill following the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and […]