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Propert company fined £1.1 million after a worker fell 3 metres

An engineer was testing a sprinkler system at a site in Hemel Hempstead.  In the course of his investigations he climbed onto an internal roof using an extension ladder. The ladder slipped and he fell 3 metres into the gap between the internal roof and the external wall.  Once safely extracted he received treatment for […]

Hotel group pays £250,000 for fire breaches

The firm which runs the Campanile Hotel group has been ordered to pay a fine of £220,000 and costs of over £30,000 after one of its properties was found to be operating without a working fire alarm.   The breach of fire safety legislation initially came to light when a guest made a complaint to Buckinghamshire […]

Bringing lifts back into use after lockdown

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a short guidance document advising businesses how to deal with recommissioning their lifts as buildings are brought back into use. If the lift was unused the CIBSE advises that a specialist lift maintenance contractor carries out a service for any lift which was isolated from […]

Construction company fined after crush injury to employee

Chelmsford Crown Court heard that, a worker was seriously injured when roof trusses toppled over while being moved by crane at a site in East Mersea, Essex. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that scaffolding was not installed around and within the building to enable workers to have a safe area […]