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eighth December 2021

Judge Rory McCabe, on Wednesday eighth of December in Galway’s Circuit Court, fined FVG Construction & Maintenance Limited €25,000 on every of two counts amounting to a complete of €50,000 plus prices. 

Judge Rory McCabe, on Wednesday eighth of December in Galway’s Circuit Court, fined FVG Construction & Maintenance Limited €25,000 on every of two counts amounting to a complete of €50,000 plus prices. 

The firm pleaded responsible to Section: (1) Regulation 25 (b) of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 – the worker didn’t have a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card for working a website dumper on a building website.

The firm additionally pleaded responsible to Section 8 (2)( c) (iii) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – the corporate didn’t guarantee the upkeep of plant and equipment that was secure and with out threat to well being.

Mark Cullen, Chief Inspector with the Health and Safety Authority stated, “Companies should ensure all employees have the appropriate information, instruction and training to operate plant and equipment and that all plant and equipment being used on a construction site is regularly maintained and safe to use”.



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