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Surrey company fined following unsafe work at height

17th October 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Surrey company has been fined after carrying out dangerous work at height.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated complaints regarding work at Bredegar Road in Gillingham on March 19th 2012, with Industrial Roofing being prosecuted for putting workers in needless danger.

Industrial Roofing (Surrey) Limited, of Belmont Avenue, Guildford, was fined a total of £13,400 and ordered to pay £9,167 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Work At Height Regulations 2005.

HSE inspector Melvyn Stancliffe said: "Work at height is inherently fraught with risk, and falls remain the single biggest cause of deaths and serious injury in the construction industry. It is therefore essential that effective management and training is in place to ensure risks are properly managed."

Mr Stancliffe thanked members of the public for bringing the matter to the group's attention, explaining they brought clear evidence of how the roof work was being undertaken in an unsafe way.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801650562-ADNFCR


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