Company fined for Work at Height failings

A construction company has been fined after putting its workers at significant risk of a fall from height while working on a roof in Blackpool. A Magistrates’ Court in the town heard how on two occasions, in July 2019, two employees of Ron Richardson Construction Ltd were observed waterproofing a flat roof at fifth-floor level in Harrow Place, Blackpool close...

Company fined for breaching work at height regs

company fined for breaching work at height regulations

A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and other unsafe site operations during a routine inspection. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 October 2019, a routine inspection was undertaken at a construction site in Redditch, Worcestershire following a report of a fall from height. During the inspection there was evidence of...

Worker injured after working platform failed

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Two construction companies have been sentenced following an incident were a plastic working platform failed and a bricklayer using the platform was injured. Durham Crown Court heard how, on 1 July 2019, Dere Street Homes Limited was acting as principal contractor and provided components for a proprietary polypropylene working platform at a new build at Marley Fields, Wheatley Hill, County...

Firm and boss fined after two workers fall from scaffold tower

A north-west roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how in November 2018, two employees of Rooffabs Direct Ltd had been working with the firms boss Paul McMahon, the sole director of the company, to install signage at retail premises in Prestwich. The workers used...

London scaffolding firm fined £160,000 after scaffold collapse

A scaffolding firm has been fined for safety failings after scaffolding collapsed on to a street in Maidenhead while it was being dismantled. High Wycombe Magistrates Court heard how the collapse could have resulted in serious injury or loss of life. An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive following the incident that occurred on 30 April 2018. It...

Scaffolding firm fined £5K after scaffolder fell eight-meters

Scaffolding firm fined £5K after scaffolder fell eight-meters

A scaffolding company has been fined £5000 after one of its workers fell from an eight-meter-high scaffold. JR Scaffolding Services has claimed responsibility in court after a cantilever scaffold collapsed leaving a scaffolder with serious injuries in September 2016. The 47-year-old scaffolder sustained a collapsed lung, a ruptured spleen, and multiple rib and shoulder fractures. His spleen was also removed as...

Scaffolding Firm Fined For No Licence

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A Romford based scaffolding company has been prosecuted for erecting scaffolding in South East London with no Pavement Licence. JCS Scaffolding Services Ltd, based in Romford, has been fined £1,283 after pleading guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court. According to local media, the court heard that Bromley Council received a report in July 2019 that scaffolding had been erected at a property...

Worker dies in scaffold ladder fall

Images shows an scaffold with untied ladder where a roofer fell to his death

A contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold at Jute Street, Aberdeen.  Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that on 21 September 2016, Joseph Kane, an employee of roofing contractor Henderson and Aitken Limited fell from the top rungs of a ladder when it slipped sideways on the scaffold. Mr Kane...

No edge protection lands roofers in court

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Both partners of a roofing firm have been sentenced after working unsafely on a Bowls Club in Salisbury. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how between April and May 2018 employees of CB Roofing were seen working on the roof with unsafe access, no edge protection and nothing to prevent falls through the fragile roof material. An investigation by the HSE found that...

Scaffolding boss receives suspended jail sentence for scaffolders death

Scaffolder fatally injured

A scaffolding boss has received a suspended jail sentence and a roofing contractor has been fined after a scaffolder was killed falling through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how on 19 September 2015, at the Norton Aluminium foundry site in Norton Canes, a scaffolder was fatally injured after falling approximately...

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