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Bristol firm fined after lack of hygiene facilities for workers

A Bristol building firm has been fined after a court heard it failed to provide basic washing and welfare facilities for workers despite enforcement action at another of its sites.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited CR Construction (SW) Ltd on 16 June 2011 at its building site at Pembroke Road in Clifton, Bristol, and found completely inadequate washing and bathroom facilities.

Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard managers of the company knew exactly what the requirements were, as an Improvement Notice had already been issued at another site run by the company in Thornbury.

CR Construction (SW) Ltd of Tereslake Green, Bristol pleaded guilty to breaching regulation 22 (1) (c) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 under Section 33 (1) (c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and were fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,014.


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