Company fined after worker fell from ladder
Failure to plan work at height and ensure equipment is fit for purpose leads to prosecution
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Man gets head stuck in stepladder
The man was carrying out DIY at his home in France when he slipped and got his head stuck in the stepladder he was using.
This case shows the consequences of not risk assessing, planning or monitoring work at height properly.
Latest figures from the HSE show an alarming drop in convictions during 2018/19
Work not properly planned or appropriately supervised
A company has been fined £500,000 plus costs after after a worker suffered serious injury falling from a ladder.
Unplanned work lead to fall through fragile material
Construction company fined for failing to plan or supervise work at height after a worker fell through fragile material on a skylight.
Statistics show rise in fatalities
HSE boss says despite overall reduction in fatalities 'we cannot become complacent as we seek to fulfill our mission in preventing injury, ill health and death at work.'
Kee Walk with Guardrail
A rooftop walkway with guardrail is the most preferred fall protection system as dictated in the hierarchy of control measures.
ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accreditation
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Also urges review into work at height practices
The review was launched in the hopes of finding ways to reduce the number of those killed or injured when working at height.
Failing to properly plan work
A company director has been sentenced after an untrained worker fell through a fragile rooflight during poorly planned roofwork
Young worker fell through a fagile roof
A steel fabricator has been fined after a young construction worker fell through a fragile roof and suffered serious injuries
New full height gates for safe rooftop access
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Unsafe work at height prohibition notice ignored
HSE found work being carried out near to open edges where there was a risk of a fall and injury
Woker left paralysed after fall
Two companies have been fined £500k after a worker was left paralysed following a fall through an unprotected skylight
13% rise in Working at Height safety breaches in construction
Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.
Roofer given suspended sentence for repeated height safety breaches
Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.
Incident was 'avoidable'
Companies are being told to make reasonable checks when it comes to competency
SHE is a leading health and safety event
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Incident could have been prevented
A scaffolding company has ended up in court after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell four metres from a platform and suffered serious injuries.
Campaign set to continue
The HSE have already carried out over 2,000 inspections nationwide.
Warn workers and visitors of dangers
By not providing correct signage, employers and site managers take on responsibility should any injuries, or worse, occur.
Read about the changes to our Kee Gate range
The design of our self-closing Kee Gate range has been modified to meet the requirements of the updated BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 standard.
The worker had not been adequately trained.
The company was found guilty of breaching section 21 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £19,032.63 in costs.
Company ignored HSE notices
Roofing company prosecuted after numerous complaints by public about dangerous work at height
Managing work at height
A simple infographic showing how to plan and select the right equipment when working at height.
Fined for breaching Work at Height Regulations
A school has been fined for breaching work at height regulations after a teacher fell from a stepladder
Failure to plan properly
Roofing company failed to properly plan and supervise work at height which lead to a worker suffering life changing injuries after falling through a skylight
Unprotected fragile roof panel
This case is a perfect example of why you need to carry out a risk assessment before working at height.
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Contractor not competent to work on fragile roofs
Property managment company, director and self-employed contractor fined following fatal roof light fall.
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Maintenance worker fell through roof light
The latest company prosecution after a maintenance worker died falling through a skylight highlights the importance of making sure suitable protection is installed over fragile roof lights and skylights.
Fragile roof light cover
Kee Cover has been designed specifically to protect roof lights and skylights on trapezoidal and standing seam roofs.
Fatal fall through plastic rooflight
Two roofing companies and a director fined after a worker who was not trained to work at height fell through a plastic skylight while working on an industrial roof.
Unsupervised work leads to fall
Risk assessments and safe methods of work were not followed
Unprotected roof lights
Company prosecuted after worker died falling through a fragile roof light
Fall through open skylight
A site manager who had a “total disregard of health and safety” has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a worker who fell through a skylight
Fatal injuries in key industrial sectors
Provisional annual data for fatalities in the workplace have been released
Assessing the risks
This article in June's RCI by Jason Godfrey explains the importance of following the hierarchy of control for work at height tasks
Lack of planning for short term work
Firm fined for safety breaches after worker fell 7m
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Unsafe solar installation
Experienced roofer was walking on cement fibre sheeting when it gave way
CSCS cards revoked
The CITB is revoking 4,615 CSCS cards following an investigation into fraudulent activity uncovered workers had paid to pass the test.
Awards shortlist for Kee Gate
Kee Gate self closing safety gate is shorlisted in the Tomorrow's FM and Tomorrow's Health & Safety awards
Workers placed in danger
Lack of edge protection leads to prosecution and fine for roofing company
RCI Show 2016
Safesite is exhibiting on Stand F2 at the RCI Show 2016, Ricoh Arena Coventry from 27th to 28th January 2016.
Poundworld fined over £63,000
Why you should only buy buying PPE from a supplier that can prove the product's authenticity and compliance.
Meet the requirements of EN 14122-4
How to access a roof safely from fixed ladders and CAT ladders
Fine for fall through fragile roof
Logistics firm fined £75,000 with costs of over £29,000 after an employee fell from a fragile roof.
Health and safety statistics from the HSE
Work related ill health and injury is costing Britain £14billion a year according to the HSE
Life changing injuries
Employee suffered life changing injuries following fall
CDM 2015 Regulations
CMD 2015 came into force on the 6th April 2015
Grossly inadequate precautions
Life changing injuries following fall through fragile rooflight
Lack of edge protection
Company was well aware of the potential for the creation of risks of fall from height
No edge protection
Roofer fined for risking the lives of his own sons after putting them to work at height with no fall protection in place