Contractor and director fined after flouting prohibition notices
A construction firm and its director found to be putting their workers at risk of injury have been fined after flouting prohibition notices.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how D & S Solutions, under the control of its director Daniel Schipor, was issued with two prohibition notices on site.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that workers were at serious risk of fall and injury from the unprotected edges of an excavation and at immediate risk of injury from potential collapse of the unsupported excavation.
But the HSE later discovered that Schipor and his firm had not taken any steps to comply with the prohibition notices prohibiting any work near the open edge of the excavation, and had not taken measures to prevent dislodgement of material and collapse of the excavation.
D & S Building Solutions of George V Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000
Daniel Schipor pleaded guilty to breaching two counts the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. He was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000
HSE inspector Saif Deen said: "The risks associated with work related to excavations are well known throughout the construction industry.
"D & S Building Solutions and Daniel Schipor failed to comply with prohibition notices and continued to put persons at risk of serious injury."