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Gas fitter sentenced to 16 months in prison after falsely claiming to be Gas Safe Registered

A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he carried out unsafe gas work while falsely pretending to be Gas Safe Registered. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Richard Trezise was prosecuted following investigations by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors at seven different locations where the Gas Safe Register had […]

Manufacturer fined £145,000 after two killed by spray-booth explosion

A Norwich manufacturing firm has been fined after two employees working with flammable substances in a spray booth were killed by an explosion. Norwich Crown Court heard how two workers had already sprayed several welded steel buckets that morning and were preparing for their next batch. The flammable vapour generated whilst cleaning or flushing a […]

Farming company sentenced after threshing machine incident

Dullam & Co (Farmers) Ltd have been fined today after a worker was dragged into a reed combing machine. Exeter Magistrate’s Court heard that 44 year old John Dullam was working on the reed combing machine at Narracott Farm, South Molton, when his overalls became entangled in the drum feed intake (mouth of the thresher […]

£76,000 fine for construction firm after multiple safety failings

A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings when carrying out work in an unsafe manner at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several Principal Contractors to construct numerous domestic properties at two sites, in Preston and […]

Prison sentence and £65,000 costs for contractor after unsafe demolition work

A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. After […]