Personal Injury Legislation

Firm fined after worker falls through roof light

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Leicestershire roofing firm after a member of staff suffered serious injuries in a fall at a property in Colwick in April 2013. Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (February 18th) how a 59-year-old employee of Stormseal Roofing (Nationwide) suffered breaks to his pelvis, left shoulder and left elbow […]

Business prosecuted over lack of saw safety

A Tameside gate manufacturer has been prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) over a lack of proper safeguards for individuals using saws at its premises. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday (December 5th) how Openshaw Bespoke Timber Gates failed to carry out improvements to its operations despite a Prohibition Notice issued by the HSE following […]

Firms urged to select appropriate footwear for workers

The owners of businesses in industries such as construction have been urged to make sure they select appropriate footwear for their workers in order to reduce the risk of serious injury. Clive Astin of Gorilla Safety Footwear told Professional Security magazine that there are very specific safety standards for footwear when it comes to work, […]

Construction firm director fined over safety failings

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Stockport-based building firm after the health of workers was put at risk by the company for several months. Relating to the operations of CSC Construction at a row of Victorian terraced houses on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw between May and September 2013, Trafford Magistrates Court was […]

Landlord fined over gas safety risk

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a Slough landlord after an investigation revealed a number of his tenants were left at considerable risk of exposure to gas for more than four years. Slough Magistrates Court heard yesterday (August 21st) how 25-year-old landlord Mohammed Nawaz failed to carry out gas safety checks at […]

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