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Plumber sentenced for not being Gas Safe Registered

Monday, April 4, 2016

A plumber in Essex has been sentenced to a community order after installing gas boilers while not being Gas Safe registered.

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Sentence after worker injured at prison

Friday, April 1, 2016

Four different duty holders have been fined after a worker was injured while replacing a window at Leeds prison.

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Roofer fined for safety failings

Friday, April 1, 2016

A roofer based in Berkshire has been fined after disturbing and removing asbestos without a licence.

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Worker falls down service shaft

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker fell thirteen metres down a service riser shaft.

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Working Well Together: Construction industry awareness events – April 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Free events run by the industry for the industry  –  book now. Construction health and wellbeing – Ammanford, 6 April 2016; Refurbishment, safety and health awareness – Glasgow, 12 April 2016; Good health is good business – Dudley, 26 April 2016.

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Solar panel specialists in court for roof light fall failings

Monday, March 21, 2016

A solar panel firm has been £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof light at a private home in Kent.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the principal designer – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the PD function, particularly for small to medium size projects.

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National crane company fined £750,000 for two deaths after collapse

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A national crane hire company has been sentenced for failings that led to the death of two men as a crane collapsed in London.

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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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Update on Didcot power station incident

Friday, March 11, 2016

This is a joint statement on behalf of Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the partial building collapse at Didcot power station on 23 February.

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Barnstaple gas engineer prosecuted following unsafe asbestos removal at a tenants’ home

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A gas engineer removed potentially dangerous asbestos material during a gas boiler replacement putting himself and others at risk from exposure to asbestos fibres.

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Man fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos

Monday, March 7, 2016

A man from County Durham has been fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos fibres during the refurbishment of a residential property on South Parade, Croft on Tees, County Durham.

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Company fined after work falls through roof

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Cornish clean energy company has been fined after a worker fell through a fragile roof.

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Contractor fined for health and safety failings on roof work

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Bedford based contractor has been fined for safety failings while working on a roof at a local car firm.

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HSE media statement: Major incident at Didcot Power Station on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE inspectors are on site at the Didcot A Power station in Oxfordshire, following the major incident on Tuesday 23 February. HSE are presently assisting the police and the emergency services. The thoughts of all HSE staff are with the family of the person who has died and the families of those affected by the collapse.”

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Firm fined after worker fall

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Dorset based joinery company has been fined after a sub-contractor fell through a window opening to the floor below.

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Sixteen-year-old worker falls through skylight

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Company fined after worker falls from height

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Mosstodloch Engineering company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured after falling twenty feet.

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Exeter plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An Exeter plumber left a gas meter and gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home after he had undertaken unregistered gas work.

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Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site.

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