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Routine HSE inspection leads to £64k fine for construction company

A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and unsafe crane operations during a routine inspection. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, a routine inspection in Malvern, Worcestershire, observed a crane in an unsafe position on the roadside. The mobile crane was being operated in an unsuitable position, on […]

Need Work at Height training? A cautionary tale…

Cutler Bros. Ltd and its Director, Roger Martin Cutler have been sentenced after a worker fell through a skylight during the construction of a new farm building in Wimborne. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard that, a self-employed labourer was working with another colleague to fit roof sheets to the newly constructed steel framed barn. While working […]

Energy company reviews its procedures after a worker falls from height

Energy company, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd, has been  fined after an agency worker fell 1.8 metres from a blade platform. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the 30-year-old was working inside one of the turbine blades at the company’s  blade factory in Hull. Inside the blade is a midway platform referred to as the “web”. […]

Working at Height

Duration: 3 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 […]

Worker impaled when using wrong steps to clean ovens

Country Style Foods Ltd were sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was impaled upon a set of ‘airline’ style steps. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the employee was working at height on a set of steps to reach and clean the top oven in a stack of horizontal ovens. He slipped whilst on the […]