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    FALL FROM HEIGHT PROSECUTION

    Contractor prosecuted for allowing unsafe industrial roofwork

     

    A roofing company has been ordered to pay over £23k in fines and costs after roofing work was carried out unsafely on an industrial building. Abercorn Homes Ltd was found guilty of breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 after three workers were observed by an HSE inspector undertaking roof cladding at 4m without edge protection. A mewp had also been used in an unsafe manner to gain access to the roof.

    Comment: This case shows that HSE are continuing to prosecute where work at height is not properly managed, with or without an accident occurring. The total of fines and costs were substantial in addition to the potential impact when tendering for future work.

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