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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 […]

Two companies fined £500k+ after worker left paralysed after falling through skylight

Two companies have been fined more than half a million pounds after a site worker lost the use of his legs following an incident in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Marcel Păduraru, a Romanian construction worker, fell onto and then through a fragile plastic skylight into a basement over three metres below. He […]

Two companies fined after worker suffers injuries after falling from scaffolding

Two companies have been sentenced after an employee fell from scaffolding whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 32-year old self-employed builder, Jamie Butler, was working on a refurbishment project at a block of flats when he fell over 2 metres from unsecured scaffold boards onto concrete flooring below. Mr Butler, who was contracted […]

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 […]

Suspended sentence and curfew for scaffolder following unsafe working practices

A Kent-based scaffolder has been sentenced after unsafe working practices were observed during the erection of scaffolding. Medway Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Steven David Connolly was working at a site in Chartham, Kent when an inspector observed him employing unsafe working practices when erecting scaffolding. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]