A construction company has be prosecuted and fined after it ignored notice to improve the working conditions at one of its sites in Croydon.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a number of failings at the site, which could have resulted in an accident at work.
However, the firm did not act on the issues highlighted by the inspectors and continued to allow employees to work in unsafe conditions.
The Notices covered dangerous scaffolding, people working unsafely at height, fire-related hazards and dangerous electrical equipment.
A return visit from the HSE found that little or no improvement had been made.
Unicorn Services Limited, of Montpellier Avenue, Bexley, was found guilty of breaching Regulation 26(2) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 for its poor site management, and failure to adhere to enforcement action.
The company was fined GBP 20,000 and was also ordered to pay GBP 5,940 in costs.
Posted by Wayne Weir