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September 6, 2011

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Prohibition Notice breached during follow-up inspection

An HSE inspector has slammed two construction companies for “appalling” safety standards at a building site in London.
 
The safety watchdog prosecuted principal contractor, Kubik Homes Ltd, and sub-contractor, Bellway Developments Ltd, after inspectors made several visits to the site in Wimbledon. Inspectors found that there was no safe access to the first floor of the building and a makeshift ‘staircase’ had been formed using a bag of sand and piles of blocks. In order to access the roof of a hut, which was positioned on the first floor, workers walked up wooden planks that had no edge protection to prevent falls.
 
Inspectors discovered a 2.5 metre-deep excavation, which had no barriers in place to stop workers from falling into the pit, and no supports in place to prevent the excavation from collapsing. The site was littered with multiple slip and trip hazards, uneven land, and building materials that had been stacked excessively high and stored haphazardly. The toilet at the site was also found to be in a filthy condition and had a leaking cold-water supply.€

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Jag_Kumari
Jag_Kumari
10 years ago

The Fines dont seem like much when you look at the that fact that they were incompetent and putting so many lives at risk.

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