Firm fined for endangering workers

A construction company has been endangering the health and safety of its employees through putting them at risk of being involved in accidents at work, it has been found.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Croydon firm Anza continued to operate with unsafe professional practices at a building site in Lewisham despite being issued with several warnings to change this.

The organisation was originally told to improve its health and safety through a Prohibition Notice issued in May 2009 on the basis that workers were being put in danger of falling from height.

This site was then visited again by HSE inspectors two months later and it was found that no reforms had been made.

Consequently, the body prosecuted Anza and the firm has now been fined following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Abosede Ogunsekan of the HSE observed: "Even though there were no injuries in this instance, serious safety breaches were continued by this construction company which could have resulted in serious injuries".

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22/05/2012 16:55