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Bolton firm in court after unsafe guttering

2nd September 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Bolton building firm has appeared in court after two workers replaced guttering in high winds using dangerous scaffolding.

R Hamer was prosecuted on August 30th after a concerned member of the public reported the work to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £562 in prosecution costs.

Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard the roofing work was being completed on a house at Timberbottom in Bradshaw. An inspector visited the site on February 1st 2013 to find two workers on an unsecured board.

HSE inspector Grayam Barnes said: “I would like to thank the person who contacted HSE about the scaffolding as the men could easily have been seriously injured or even killed in a fall if the work had continued.”

Mr Barnes went on to say that the individuals were working on scaffolding with a number of missing safety features, while there was also an unsecured board connecting the two towers.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801632333-ADNFCR


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