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Category: South West press releases

Regional press releases from the South West

Firm sentenced after worker’s arm severed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Bristol based manufacturer of concrete products has been fined after a worker’s arm was torn off when it was pulled into the rotating tail pulley of a conveyor belt.

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Torbay plumber and company who contracted him prosecuted after illegal and dangerous gaswork

Friday, July 1, 2016

An illegal gas fitter and the company that hired him have both been prosecuted after work was left in a dangerous condition at a home in Torquay.

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North Devon engineer undertook false gas safety checks

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A gas engineer undertook gaswork despite his registration with Gas Safe Register (GSR) lapsing and produced false documents claiming the work had been completed by a member of Gas Safe Register.

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Fish processing firm fined after man killed by falling boxes

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Plymouth company has been fined £500,000 after an employee suffered fatal injuries when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him.

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Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units

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Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Wiltshire bakery has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured with a powered bowl mixer.

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Company fined after worker falls through skylight

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A roofing company based in Exeter has been fined after an employee fell through a roof light.

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Suspended prison sentence following fraudulent gaswork

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A businessman formally based in Cornwall illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at tenanted properties despite not being a registered gas engineer.

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Torquay man put lives at risk through illegal gas work

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A pub worker has been sentenced for illegally installing gas pipework and a gas boiler at a flat in Torquay.

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Plymouth plumber puts lives at risk with false gas safety checks

Friday, April 8, 2016

A plumber arranged for fraudulent gas safety checks at landlords’ tenanted properties leaving a gas boiler in a dangerous state and putting the lives of the tenants at risk.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, April 8, 2016

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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South Devon plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced for illegally installing a gas boiler and undertaking landlord’s gas safety checks at a tenanted property. The boiler he installed was later classed as dangerous.

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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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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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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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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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Worker falls through roof light

Monday, February 1, 2016

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light.

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Plymouth builder’s illegal work on gas boiler put family at risk

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Plymouth builder who was not registered to work on gas appliances risked the lives of a family when he carried out building works.

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Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol

Friday, January 22, 2016

South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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