HSE News and Prosecutions
Introducing the Worlds First International Occupational Health and Safety Standard.
An average of 2.78 million workers die across the globe each year due to work-related accidents or illnesses, according to the International Labour Organisation.
In an effort to address this staggering statistic, the International Organization for standardization began developing a new occupational health and Safety standard in 2013. The final standard was announced in 12 March and the uk government has three years to integrate it into legislation.
Company and Subcontractor Fined After Worker Falls from Height.
Advanced Industrial Roofing and Cladding Solutions Limited (AIRCSL) was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,278 after a worker fell through a skylight. In addition , a subcontractor hired for the construction project was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000. In its investigation, the HSE found that AIRCSL failed to implement suitable measures to prevent workers from falling, while the subcontractor failed to properly plan, manage and monitor the work being carried out.
Sole Trader Fined after Failing to comply with Enforcement Notice
A sole trader that repaired cars was fined £180 and ordered to pay costs of £4,500 after failing to comply with an HSE enforcement notice. An HSE inspector had informed the man that he needed an electrician to inspect his work area. However , even after getting an extension after missing the compliance deadline , the man did not follow the notice. Had the sole trader taken the appropriate action within the time limit, he could have avoided the fine and damage to his reputation.
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