Recent enforcement activity
Read details of some recent HSE prosecutions and enforcement action in the construction sector and find sources of relevant advice.
Work at height
1 December 2011 – Two construction companies have been fined a total of £60,000 following the death of a worker who fell from a cherry picker on a dual carriageway in Liverpool.
5 December 2011 – A Pembroke Dock construction company was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,376.25 after a labourer suffered serious injuries after falling seven metres from a balcony on a construction site. The company director was fined £4,000, with costs of £2,376.25 and disqualified from acting as a company director, managing or in any way controlling a company for at least two years.
14 December 2011 – Three contractors from Essex have been fined a total of £53,000 after a roofer fell five metres, sustaining life threatening injuries that confined him to a wheelchair.
Assessing all work at height – http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/assess.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=10