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    DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AFTER REMAINING SILENT

    Liquidated firms director fined over danger and lack of information

    Russell Lloyd, a director of now liquidated Lloyd Home Improvements Ltd, has been prosecuted over fragile roof dangers and for failing to provide information required by HSE arising from work to replace a factory roof in Notttingham. The work involved installation of solar panels.

    Nottigham Magistrates heard (11 February) that HSE recceived two complaints about the work from concerned members of the public. When an inspector visited the site in February 2012 unsafe work was observed near numerous unprotected fragile rooflights.

    Poorly-erected and incomplete edge protection was found and workers were not using safe work platforms or harnesses to prevent falls. Two Prohibition Notices were served by HSE.

    Several weeks later the HSE inspector found evidence that a workman had fallen through one of the rooflights on the morning of the HSE visit. The court heard that Mr Russell denied the fall and failed to provide any information about the injured person or any workers who may have witnessed the incident.

    Flagrant disregard of the perils of working at height

    Legal proceedings were intituted by HSE under Regulations 4(1) and 9(2)(a) of the Work at Height Regulations for failing to ensure work was properly planned supervised and carried out safely and Section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 for failing to provide information relevant to an investigation.

    Russell Lloyd, aged 36, of Albert Avenue, Stapleford pleaded guilty to both offences  and Nottingham Magistrates fined him £2,400 and ordered him to pay costs of £1,585. He was also disqualified as a director for two years.

    After the hearing HSE inspector Frances Bailey said:

    Russell Lloyd showed a flagrant disregard of the perils of working at height. The poor system of work, the lack of equipment provided and the inadequate risk assessment meant that the work was extremely dangerous. The workers involved were young, inexperienced and untrained in roof work or working with asbestos.

    On average seven people each year are killed after falling through a fragile roof or fragile roof light. Many others suffer permanent disabling injury. However, falls can be easily prevented by careful planning, using trained and experienced workers with suitable equipment and employing a high level of supervision.

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