Company Fined After Worker Suffered Fall From Height – Compass Skills Training

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Infiniti Roofing and Construction Ltd has pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, after a 20 year old labourer feel 3 metres through a gap in scaffolding whilst working on a roof on 15th November 2017, sustaining injuries which resulted in several operations. This took place after the labourer had stumbled whilst moving insulation panels on the roof.

Although, the company had taken measures to reduce the risk of a fall, the scaffolding did not fully extend along the roof in the area where the insulation panels were stacked and stored.

After the hearing, HSE Inspector Jayne Towey commented: “The accident could have been prevented if edge protection, constructed and installed to industry standards, was in place where there was a risk of a fall from height.”

The company has been fined £22,667 and ordered to pay £7,228 in costs.