HSE International

G & S Roofing fined for safety failings despite public reports and prohibition notices

Concerns were raised by members of the public about work at height carried out by G & S Roofing Ltd. The company twice ignored written advice from HSE…

Caring Homes fined after death of elderly resident who fell 4m out of window

The 87-year-old was staying at the Coppice Lea Nursing home, Surrey, run by Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited. In October 2013, she fell four metres through her window…

Self-employed plumber fined after Carbon Monoxide leak leaves residents in hospital

Philip Cannon carried out unsafe gas work on a boiler at a house in Pontardulais. The boiler was found emitting extremely high levels of Carbon Monoxide…

Hefty fine for Barroerock Construction after double asbestos failings

Two investigations were undertaken by the HSE in 2013 and 2014, while Barroerock was converting Charter House, a former office building, into flats…

Safety PAL develops Safer Tools to protect companies and workers

Safety PAL’s new features include an improved help guide and user task tracking, which enhances project and team management. Step-by-step instructions…

Prosecution for Contractor and Director after worker dies in six storey lift shaft fall

The man was not wearing a harness and died instantly when the chain supporting the lift car broke. Another worker survived but sustained serious injuries…

Balfour Beatty fined after bricklayer fractures foot

The worker was on the first floor of a new build domestic property when the floor gave way. He slid 2.4 metres to the ground, fracturing bones in his foot..

Sentence after butler fatally crushed in lift incident at historic stately home

Arthur Mellar, a butler at Burghley House in Stamford, was killed in July 2014 when a luggage lift descended on him while he was trying to free an item…

Estate agents fined after house hunter fell 30ft down a well

During an open house viewing in April 2016, Lucy Driver stepped onto a wooden board covering the well. The board collapsed and she fell 30ft down the well…

Why Seaforth tower block demolitions failed – view the Freedom of Information report

New report reveals hidden steel pipes, 15 to 20mm thick and filled with concrete, were the reason for the failed demolition of two Seaforth tower blocks…