£20k Fine For Work At Height Safety Breach
Work at heights is a high-risk task and is renowned for being the most common cause of work-related fatalities.
This month a building and maintenance company has been fined £20k following a fall from height accident. The worker who was an apprentice fell through a skylight whilst carrying out repair work to a fragile roof.
The apprentice suffered fractures to his wrist and hip with a lack of / no measures were in place for working on a fragile surface.
The Cheshire based business pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. On top of the £20k fine, they were ordered to pay costs of £3,873 and a victim surcharge.