Bristol Magistrates’ Court has fined a scaffold company a total of £26,250, after pleading guilty to offences under Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated an incident in July 2013 in Clifton, Bristol where a worker fell approximately nine metres from a scaffold.
The court heard that the employee was dismantling a scaffold structure when he fell to the ground. He sustained life changing injuries.
The HSE reported that the company had neglected to provide any protection to prevent falls.
After the case was heard, HSE Inspector Helena Tinton said: “If the company had managed a safe system of work with properly trained and equipped scaffolders, then the employee would not have suffered such terrible injuries.”
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