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West Yorkshire firm fined for safety oversights

24th February 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

A property developer from West Yorkshire has been fined £10,000 for numerous safety oversights, illustrating the importance of health and safety signs.

HQ Leisure, of Park Drive, Bradford, pleaded guilty to six charges at Hull Magistrates Court, one breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, two breaches of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and three breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

It comes following a 2007 inspection of a site by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), when the organisation found that the absence of adequate safety precautions could have resulted in a fatality if not addressed, illustrating the importance of using health and safety signs.

HSE Inspector Stephen Hargreaves commented: "That clearly didn't happen on this occasion and there are a number of simple, practical measures that could and should have been taken by HQ Leisure."

Recently, Ali Aslan, of Shelbourne Road, Haringey was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,038 and Kemal Has of Windsor Avenue in Walthamstow was fined £15,000 with £8,038 in costs after a worker was found dead on a London site following a suspected fall from height.

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