A NE company prosecuted after worker’s fall has been fined £20,000. The Tyne and Wear engineering company was fined £20,000 after a worker fractured his pelvis and suffered internal injuries after falling through a petrol station forecourt canopy. The employee of G Nicholson (Engineers) Limited was replacing guttering at the top of the canopy on […]
The breach of prohibition notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has resulted in the prosecution of a property investment company. The building firm has been fined after putting workers working at height at risk during the refurbishment of a former warehouse building in London and for breaching a Prohibition Notice.
A food manufacturer employee injured in a fall was off work for several months following the incident which has been subject to a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation. In the resulting prosecution, contractor Bedford Transmissions Limited was fined.
A refrigeration company has been fined £27,000 after an incident where a worker suffered gantry fall injuries while carrying out work at height.
An engineering company has been fined following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation after a worker fell while installing bird deterrents suffering serious injuries. On 13 May 2020, a man working for Craven and Nicholas (Engineering) Ltd on St John’s Road in Boston, stepped onto a fragile roof surface and fell six metres through […]
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.
Work at height means work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. This includes work above ground/floor level, locations where you could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground
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