Companies prosecuted for safety failings after worker crushed

  Two Derbyshire companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed whilst dismantling steelwork. Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (3 November) that the 47-year-old man from Chesterfield was employed to dismantle surplus steelwork and associated fittings for MMD Mining Machinery Developments Ltd at premises in Cotes Park Lane, Somercotes, when the […]

Scaffold firm owner ‘put lives at risk’

    The owner of a Surrey-based scaffolding firm has been prosecuted after himself and an employee were caught on camera balancing on a single rail at nine metres above ground. Photos of the incident at a three-storey office in Horley on 4 February 2014, were taken by a member of the public who was […]

South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

A south-east London waste firm has been prosecuted due to repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was continuously left in a dangerous condition. Today, Westminster Magistrates  (5th Nov) heard that the Health and Safety Executive have had to serve Greenwich-based Murphys (Waste) Ltd with […]

Planning for the Future – Chance 2013 Ltd

  For the last two weeks I have had the pleasure of working with a Shropshire based recruitment agency Chance 2013 Ltd. The company are leaders in placing ex-offenders in to the workplace across a variety of industries. Our mutual love of horses led us to form our productive working partnership! Chance 2013 Ltd have […]