Latest Working At Height UK Failings
The dangers of working at height are widely known, yet the statistics and prosecutions continue to rise.
The latest breach by a Derbyshire based construction company left a sub-contractor with serious life changing injuries after a roof joist gave way. The incident which occurred in June 2019 also landed the company with an £8k fine plus costs.
The sub-contractor suffered extensive brain trauma and a broken neck after landing on the concrete floor.
Further to this, the HSE investigation found that the trestle platforms were missing suitable edge protection. There was also a lack of suitable fall measures such as airbags. Further to this, the work was not supervised, which would have identified the unsafe working methods.
The Derbyshire firm pleaded guilty of breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
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