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Solar Panel installers fined for roof light fall

A Glasgow-based solar panel installation company has been fined £153,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a roof light at a private home. The employee fractured his shin and a vertebra in the incident and was unable to work for nearly three...

Company fined after rubble thrown from 5th Floor

A construction and demolition firm has been prosecuted after workers were seen throwing sacks of rubble from an open fifth floor window of a building directly opposite a Police Station. Officers called the Health and Safety Executive after witnessing workers launching...

Two companies fined after one’s director falls through skylight

Two companies have been fined for health and safety breaches after the director of one of the firms fell through the other company’s roof. Bournemouth magistrates court heard that while the director of an access firm was attending a gutter cleaning job at the premises...

Risk management in your business

As a part of managing the health and safety of your employees you have a duty to control the risks present in your workplace. In order to achieve this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether or not you are taking reasonable steps to...

NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in scooter fall

The NHS Litigation Authority has been prosecuted after an 82 year old man fell to his death outside a health centre. The man died after his mobility scooter collided with a wooden weather screen outside the main entrance of the Fareham Health Centre. The collision...