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Passerby shopped window cleaner for unsafe work

A window cleaner has been ordered to pay £20,000 for unsafe work at height after a member of the public photographed his team balancing on a 45cm ledge with no safety protection. Men employed by Henry Robertson Ronald Brown, trading as Ronnie Brown Window Cleaning, were cleaning the windows of a hair dressing salon in St Helier, […]

£54k fine after modified podium steps led to serious injury

A two metre fall has left a worker with fractured vertebrae after podium steps toppled over. How did a recognised safe method of working at height result in life-changing injuries? A worker was welding components on a site in Peterborough. In order to access the job he was required to work at height, and did so […]

Multiple safety failures lead to £260k fine after worker falls from height

Construction company, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after worker, Mark Smith, fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Smith, aged 36, was working at Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale, Keighley, owned by Richard McAlpine, a director of the McAlpine group of companies. Mr Smith was attaching […]

Working at Height

Duration: 3½ hours This course is designed for employees at all levels who are required to undertake working at height activities. This course will be tailored to suit individual needs taking into account the type of access equipment being used and work undertaken. Course includes: An overview of the Working at Height Regulations 2005 Hazards […]

Building company and director sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary work

A building company and its director have been sentenced today after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work. BBS Improvements Limited and sole director Barrie John Henry Birch were sentenced after a joint investigation by Worcestershire Trading Standards Service and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a string of health and safety and fraud […]