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Fine for construction company who removed asbestos themselves, without a licence

A construction company has today been fined for serious safety failings with regards to the management of asbestos at a site located at Finchley Road, London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Protostar Construction Ltd (PCL) commissioned an asbestos survey which identified a significant amount of asbestos at the site and provided detailed instructions on how […]

£100,000 fine for construction firm after worker loses hand

A major construction and infrastructure firm, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker was investigating whether a blockage had caused a hydraulic ram to stop working when the ram activated unexpectedly, severing the 27-year-old’s right hand at King’s Troop Artillery […]

Significant increase in work at height safety breaches and subsequent workplace f

The number of working at height safety breaches on UK construction sites has risen 13% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). The figures are based on around 10,000 building site inspections carried out by the construction safety body between January and June this year.  They show there were 1,064 […]

£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 […]