Tower Safety Breach Leads to Prosecution of Deeside Man
As reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the case of a contractor who pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates' Court to breaching the Work at Height Regulations, simply demonstrates - yet again - the consequences of failing to prevent the risk of serious injury from a fall from height.
Upon arriving at the property in question where re-roofing work was in progress, the HSE inspector found that two poorly positioned mobile tower scaffolds were the only means of protection.
The prosecution comes at a time when PASMA's Not on your life! campaign is promoting the need to only buy or hire a tower which conforms to European tower standard EN 1004, and, equally importantly, to ensure that it is assembled, used and maintained in accordance with industry standard guidelines.
According to PASMA, your life or the life of others may depend on it. In this case the contractor was fined a total of £1,500 and ordered to pay £1,020 in costs. But at what cost would it be had someone died or been seriously injured?
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