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Former construction company directors sentenced for failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two former company directors have been sentenced and fined after a refurbishment project at a former department store was found to have disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs) while demolition work was still taking place. Newcastle Crown Court heard that during October 2017, the former Joplings Department Store in Sunderland was undergoing refurbishment when workers disturbed […]

Wires, boards, fuses, installations, tests… confused?!

Do you need Fixed Wire Testing? Or is it Electrical Installation Testing? Or Hard Wire Testing… Confusing isn’t it? There are a lot of names floating around for what could be the same thing, which can make it difficult to wrap your head around and work out exactly what it is you need.   The […]

Construction company fined following fall from height.

Side Extensions Limited, a Hertfordshire-based construction company, has been fined for not having safety measures in place for working at height which caused the fall and death of an 86-year-old woman. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 2 December 2019 Mrs Iris Keys entered a construction site at St Ann’s Hill, Wandsworth, London. She walked […]

Timber company fined after employee severs thumb

A timber company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when his thumb came into contact with a saw blade. High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court heard that on 13 February 2019, Maceij Rudnicki, was setting up the floor mounted band resaw for a production run when his hand was drawn towards the blade with […]