The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been successful in prosecuting a Dorset based scaffold company for breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Weymouth Magistrates’ Court fined the firm £10,000 with £5,628 costs after hearing that an employee fell through a roof light. The roof consisted of asbestos cement and a series of roof lights. The incident occurred in July 2014.
The scaffold company had been tasked with erecting an external structure and handrails around a building in Bridport.
The HSE told the court that the incident occurred because the work had not been planned or supervised adequately.
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