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Category: Falls from height

Document firm fined for step ladder failings

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The UK division of global documents security company Iron Mountain has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his arm in a fall from a dangerous step ladder.

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Redditch recycling firm fined £100,000 for worker’s death

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Redditch recycling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed by a bale of waste weighing more than a tonne.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Firm fined £250,000 over worker fall death at Wythenshawe warehouse

Friday, January 31, 2014

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe.

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Worker died after fall through roof light

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a chemical store at a creamery in Cornwall.

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Fitting firm fined over severe head injury

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Bedfordshire fitting company has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained a serious head injury in a preventable fall from a temporary scaffolding platform in Kensington.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Contractor in court for ignoring safety risks

Monday, January 27, 2014

A self-employed building contractor from Chippenham has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury after they were seen working on a barn roof with nothing to guard against a fall.

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Liverpool building firm sentenced after roofer paralysed

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Liverpool building firm has been fined £105,000 after a roofer was paralysed when he fell from a ladder in Southport while carrying a bag of building materials.

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Cheshire cheese firm fined after worker falls from forklift

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Cheshire cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck during an unsafe loading operation.

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Firm fined after worker is injured in lift shaft fall

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A construction company has been fined after a lift engineer was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft at a hospital construction site in Cambridge.

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Anglesey builder fined for worker’s fall through roof

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for breaking safety legislation after a young worker plunged five metres through a barn roof onto a concrete floor causing extensive and permanent injuries.

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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Plymouth roofer fined for employee’s fall from ladder

Friday, January 17, 2014

A decorator suffered severe injuries after falling seven feet from an untied ladder placed in a dangerous manner on a curved section of ironwork.

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

Friday, January 17, 2014

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

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Textile trader in court after dangers witnessed

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A textile recycler from Surrey has been prosecuted after two of his staff were spotted by a passing safety inspector working dangerously close to the edge of an unprotected roof.

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Developer sentenced for management failings following platform collapse

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A prominent London developer has been sentenced for safety management failings after a worker was seriously injured when a temporary platform collapsed at a landmark site in south London.

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