Work at height HSE enforcement

Recent enforcement activity

Read details of some recent HSE prosecutions and enforcement action in the construction sector and find sources of relevant advice.

Work at height

1 December 2011 – Two construction companies have been fined a total of £60,000 following the death of a worker who fell from a cherry picker on a dual carriageway in Liverpool.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-nw-02ameymouchel.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=7

5 December 2011 – A Pembroke Dock construction company was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,376.25 after a labourer suffered serious injuries after falling seven metres from a balcony on a construction site.  The company director was fined £4,000, with costs of £2,376.25 and disqualified from acting as a company director, managing or in any way controlling a company for at least two years.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-w-preseliconstruction.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=8

14 December 2011 – Three contractors from Essex have been fined a total of £53,000 after a roofer fell five metres, sustaining life threatening injuries that confined him to a wheelchair.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-e-4811.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=9

Further information

Assessing all work at height – http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/assess.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=10

Roof work – http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/roofwork.htm?ebul=gd-cons/dec11&cr=11

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