A construction company was punished after multiple health and safety violations were discovered on a job in Bolton, posing a severe danger.
According to Manchester Magistrates’ Court (HSE), the Health and Safety Executive inspected the construction site at Manchester Road, Bolton, three times between October 2019 and January 2020, according to Manchester Magistrates’ Court (HSE). Several Prohibition and Improvement Notices were given to Venus Properties and Development Limited due to these inspections for numerous Health and Safety violations. On every occasion, work at height violations was discovered, as well as napping on the job, a lack of guarding on a metal guillotine, electrical safety, wood dust, and safety during lifting operations.
According to the investigations by HSE, Venus Properties and Development Limited failed to effectively study, create, and implement health and safety processes and measures, resulting in a pattern of violations that posed a serious risk to the public health.
Having pleaded guilty to infringing Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Venus Properties and Development Limited, of High Street, Waltham Cross, Herts, was fined £23,000 plus £6,917.40 in costs and was sentenced to six months in prison.
“Companies must be aware that HSE will never resist to take appropriate enforcement action against those who fall below the acceptable standards,” HSE inspector Rebecca Hamer said after the hearing.