Category: HSEQ News

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AFI Supports World Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

Today, the AFI group of companies is proud to support 2019 World Mental Health Day. In May we raised over £3,000 for the Charity Mind during our AFI Mental Health Awareness Week. According to National Statistics, more than 1,400 construction workers took their own lives between 2011 and 2015. In 2016, the figure was put […]

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Roofing company and director prosecuted after skylight fall

A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 March 2018, an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee […]

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Roofing contractor company fined after fatal ladder fall

An Aberdeen based roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold at Jute Street in the city.  Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that on 21 September 2016, Joseph Kane, an employee of Henderson and Aitken Limited fell from the top rungs of a ladder when […]

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Employee sentenced after apprentice injured in fall from unstable box

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 July 2018, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres […]

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Two companies fined after employee falls from height

Two firms have been fined after an employee of a construction company fell through a roof onto a concrete floor below. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard how on 23rd January 2018 an employee of Italian construction company Zamperoni F.lli srl was refurbishing a shed structure at casting company Bifrangi UK, Lincoln.   As the man worked […]

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Solar panel company fined after worker falls through skylight

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that, although the company knew the risks from fragile surfaces and unprotected edges, they failed to plan or supervise the work to ensure that access to hazardous areas was prevented. As such the workers were at risk from falls throughout the job.  SolarUK Limited of […]

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Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has today been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12 December 2015 and 14 June 2018, Navkaar Limited put its workers at serious risk of personal injury or death at a construction site […]

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£1m fine as Construction company and employee are sentenced after worker is killed

A construction company and one of its employees have been sentenced for health and safety breaches after another worker was struck by an excavator and was killed.  Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 2 March 2014, during night work at a construction site in Stratford a site operative, Kevin Campbell, was struck by an excavator […]

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ATLAS Publishes Guidance on Working at Height in Wind

The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) has today published guidance entitled Wind Guidance Note for Working at Height, which has been developed by M J Fuller & Associates and reviewed by ATLAS’ Council and Safety & Access Committee. The document is primarily intended for Steeplejack and Lightning Conductor Engineers, but elements of […]

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West Midlands companies sentenced after worker suffers life-changing injury

Two companies have today been fined after a contractor suffered permanent damage to his eyesight following a fall. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 April 2016, a contractor, who worked for Kingswinford Engineering Co Limited, had been hired to repair a section of pipework on the roof of a warehouse owned by James Durrans […]

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