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Safety signs 'highlighted by scaffolding case'

27th November 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

The importance of safety signs has been highlighted by a prosecution of a scaffolding firm in Lincolnshire.

Bracknell Roofing Co Ltd, from Kent, was fined £8,000 plus costs of £2,572.80 after pleading guilty to breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Steve Woods, the Health and Safety Executive inspector who spotted the infringement, reported that the men on the site refused to identify their employer and gave false names and contact details.

He said: "The case shows the need for companies to ensure that work at height is properly planned and supervised and that equipment provided is suitable and maintained in good condition."

Mr Woods adds that the people working on scaffolding are at serious risk of injury, highlighting the importance of safety signs.

Earlier this month, McAleer and Rushe Limited and Lee Smith Carpentry Limited were fined a combined £132,000 following an accident which left a man dead and two others with serious injuries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19482800-ADNFCR



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