Company fined after live electrical cable is fixed to scaffolding


A Jersey scaffolding firm has been fined £45,000 after putting workers at risk of electrocution and burns. Jubilee Scaffolding Company was contracted to erect scaffolding at a property in St Lawrence, Jersey in August 2018. But shortly after the scaffolding was erected, the owner of the property was surprised to discover that an uninsulated mains electrical cable had been secured to...

Firm Fined After Child Falls From Scaffolding


A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, in May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of a ladder within scaffolding erected by Doncaster based Westdale Services Limited, by placing their feet either side of a ladder guard that did not cover...

Contractor jailed for skimping on scaffolding


A Salford builder has been given a suspended sentenced for his cutting corners approach to health and safety. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, in July 2018, whilst carrying out repointing work at a house in Altrincham, Kenneth Morris allowed his employees to work on unguarded platforms six metres in height. The workers were also not provided with adequate protection from...

Jersey scaffolding firm hit with £30K fine


A scaffolding firm has been hit with a £30,000 fine for Health and Safety breaches which 'could have caused a fatal accident'. The Health and Safety breaches occurred last March whilst K-Lok Scaffolding was sub-contracted to erect scaffolding works on The Standard Chartered Bank in Castle Street, Jersey. K-Lok pleaded guilty to two offenses which 'could have caused a fatal accident' after both a scaffold...

Firm fined after scaffolding collapses at school


A scaffolding company has been fined over £24K after scaffolding they had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Scaffolders from Swain Scaffolding had erected a 7m high gable end scaffold on a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff Magistrates' Court heard that on 5 May 2017 at around 1:30pm, the scaffold collapsed onto a single storey roof above...

No scaffolding on site lead to death of roofer


A roofing company has been fined £50,000 and its director was given a community service order after the death of an employee. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 December 2015, Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbeldon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day...

Scaffolding Contracts Manager faces trial for fraud

contracts manager fraud

 A scaffolding contracts manager has been accused of defrauding a Wootton Bassett based scaffold company. Paul House, of Stratton, first appeared before magistrates just a few months ago in November 2018 alongside other defendants working for House and Sons Ltd. Himself and Nichola House, 50, pleaded not guilty of acquiring criminal property between March-April 2018 to the sum of £42,458.20 from Trad Hire...

Scaffolder falls five meters through skylight

Scaffolder falls through skylight

A scaffolder sustained life-changing injuries after falling through a 5-meter high skylight fracturing his pelvis, elbow, wrist, and arm. Poole Magistrates court heard how scaffolder Paul Norris (49) was completing work for the company Solar Scaffolding Services Limited who were contracted to erect an access tower and guard rails around the roof of some industrial units on 10th April 2017. While assisting colleagues with...

Council guilty after worker crushed by pack of roof trusses


Darlington Borough Council has been fined £28K after a labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him. Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 5 October 2017, the self-employed labourer was working for two brickies sub-contracted to Darlington Borough Council. He was walking past the front of the building plot at Allington Way, Darlington, when a pack...

Companies fined after scaffold tubes crush engineer

PHD Modular Access

PHD Modular Access Services Ltd and Principal Contractor St George City Ltd have been fined after a structural engineer received serious crush injuries. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 15 September 2015, the engineer, accompanied by two managers at the site in London, approached four bundles of scaffold tube stored on the ground. One of the bundles had been stacked on top...


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