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Building companies 'should use construction signs'

4th December 2009 | Construction Signs

A Sheffield company has been fined after failing to implement a safe working system when erecting scaffolding, which included installing construction signs. Pullan Development (Selby), of Broomhall Street, was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £5,000 costs at Sheffield Crown Court after pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. In 2008, people were seen working on scaffolding that was extremely unsafe and had no construction signs in place warning workers and members of the public. Following the hearing, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector David Bradley said that the company had previously failed to heed health and safety advice, such as installing construction signs. "A recurring theme in this advice is the company's failure to address the risks to people working at height," he said. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Podger, chief executive of the HSE, recently said that warning signs are a "serious matter" which should not be trivialised by the media.



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