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    DEVELOPER USED DANGEROUS SCAFFOLDING

    Failure to heed safety warnings puts developer in the dock

    Pullan Development (Selby) Ltd, of Sheffield has been ordered to pay £20k in fines and prosecution costs after breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 in relation to poorly erected scaffolding at the Sheffield Ski Village construction site in 2008.

    During an inspection by HSE on 13 October 2008 persons were found working on a scaffold that was unsafe due to the manner in which it was constructed.

    Work was stopped due to health and safety failings during a visit to the site three months before, when problems with the scaffolding were discovered.

    HSE Inspector David Bradley commented: “The scaffolding was so dangerous that people should never have been allowed to use it. The company had also been served with 11 prohibition notices for failures to address health and safety issues on site. 

    “We hope today’s prosecution serves as a reminder to all companies using scaffolding that they need to ensure it is fit for purpose. Furthermore, HSE will not hesitate to prosecute, even when there has been no incident, should conditions on site be so poor to merit this.”

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