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IFZW Maintenance fined due to unsafe working conditions

29th June 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

IFZW Maintenance has been fined after putting workers and members of the public in danger.

Staff at the company were permitted to work on the roof of Morriston Crematorium in Swansea without any protection from falls, representing a risk to their own safety and members of the public.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) penalised the business after it pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, leading to a £11,500 fine and costs of £3,208.

Commenting on the matter, HSE inspector Anne Marie Orrells said: "A fall from the roof could have proved fatal and posed a clear risk to members of the public attending funeral services."

Ms Orrells added that the hazards of working at height are widely known and the standards are established within industry and legislation.

Companies need to ensure that they abide by health and safety rules to protect their staff and improve their image.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801396824-ADNFCR


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