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Category: Falls from height

Building contractor prosecuted following worker’s fall

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A building contractor from Wokingham has been prosecuted after a worker fell and punctured his lung while carrying out demolition work.

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Worker suffers severe injuries in roof fall

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A roofing company has been fined after a worker fell five metres through a roof sustaining severe injuries.

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Supermarket in court after worker injured in roof fall

Friday, September 30, 2016

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined after health and safety breaches led to a worker falling through a skylight.

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Contractor seriously injured in fragile skylight fall

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

London exhibition venue firm, The Business Design Centre Ltd, and a building contractor have been fined for safety failings after a specialist contractor fell through a fragile skylight.

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Roofing firm fined after worker’s ladder fall

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A King’s Lynn roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker fell seven metres from a scaffold access ladder while assisting with chimney repairs.

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Somerset manufacturer prosecuted for workers death

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A company in Somerset has been fined after the death of a worker who fell through a factory roof skylight.

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UK Slip Resistance Group: Slips, Trips and Falls 2016: The Way Forward – London, 4-5 Oct 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

This 2 day international conference will share the latest research and ideas to help develop solutions to reduce the incidence and impact of this ongoing problem.

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Working Well Together: Work at Height Safety and Health Awareness Day – Cardiff, 1 Oct 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Two scaffolders receive suspended prison sentence following workers death

Friday, September 16, 2016

Two scaffolders from St Austell, Cornwall have received suspended prison sentences following a death of a worker who fell 7m to his death.

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Refinery firm fined £400,000 after gangway fall

Monday, September 12, 2016

Valero Energy UK Limited has been fined £400, 000 following a serious accident at its Pembroke Refinery.

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Construction firm in court after worker fractures spine in roof fall

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Construction firm Montway Ltd has been fined £144,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell off a roof during demolition work.

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Conservatory roof manufacturer fined after workers fall

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A conservatory roof manufacturer and installer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries in a fall from a conservatory roof.

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Roofing firms fined after worker fell to his death

Monday, August 22, 2016

Two roofing companies and one of their directors have been fined after a worker fell to his death through a skylight.

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Bulgarian firm fined for poor work at height

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Bulgarian construction firm has been fined after a member of the public reported unsafe working practices during the construction of an adventure course in Markeaton Park, Derby.

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Construction firm sentenced after worker falls down a lift pit

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cardiff-based construction company, Jehu Project Services Ltd, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

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Stair Assessment – Buxton, 14 September 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

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HSG246 – Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock (Second edition)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

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School fined after worker fell from height

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A school in Brentwood has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a worker was injured as he fell from a roof.

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Agency worker injured at Malting factory

Friday, July 29, 2016

A malting company based in Suffolk has been fined after an agency worker was injured when he fell from a ladder.

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Bradford firm fined after worker fell through skylight

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A company which manufactures signage and displays for high street retailer was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell to his death through a roof light.

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