The purpose of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height. If you are an employer or you control work at height (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height) the Regulations apply to you, and you must take steps to eliminate or reduce the risks as far as reasonably practicable.
A fatal incident investigation has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the death of a 27-year-old worker at a steelworks in Scunthorpe. The incident happened on Saturday 16 July at a business premises on Brigg Road, Scunthorpe. Emergency services responded to reports of a fall from height and the worker was […]
A roofing boss has been jailed for four months after a worker was seriously injured falling through a fragile roof on to a concrete floor. The man and another labourer, who were working for Geoff Whitehouse, trading as Midland Roofing, were working on a fragile roof on 11 August 2021 to remove old skylights at […]
A farm has been fined after an employee fell from a ladder whilst loading a straw spreader. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard that on 14 July 2018, an employee of A Kirkham & Son, received injuries and subsequently died in hospital from those injuries, whilst working at height to load a straw spreader at Rushey Fields […]
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