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Custodial sentence for roofing contractor who ignored prohibition notice

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions to prevent his workers falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how workers were observed working on the roof of a domestic two-storey house in Wrexham with no edge protection. A prohibition notice was issued preventing further […]

Non-Gas Safe Registered fitter jailed for repeat offences

A self-employed gas fitter has been jailed after he carried out unsafe gas work while falsely pretending to be Gas Safe registered. Marc Murrie misled homeowners on several occasions by claiming to be Gas Safe registered when he was not. Sheffield Crown Court heard how, Mr Murrie carried out gas work in two properties in […]

Insufficient guards and unstable table saws lead to employees’ amputations

A joinery company has been fined after two separate incidents that led to workers’ fingers being amputated. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Flory Works Ltd were injured in two separate incidents involving cutting tools. One employee was injured while cutting timber on the blade of an unstable sliding table saw, and suffered amputations […]

Construction firm and director fined for safety breaches

A company and its director have been fined for failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice. Southwark Crown Court heard how Awad (UK) Ltd, under the control of its director Andrzej Wilk, was issued with a prohibition notice on site where it was found that persons were at serious risk of fall and […]

Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous building site conditions

A contractor, client and director have been convicted after conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Southwark Crown Court heard that inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the construction site on Gladesmore Road, London on numerous occasions in 2015 while building work was taking place at the property. Inspectors found […]