A Dorset scaffolding company has been fined £10,000 + costs for safety failings after an employee fell through a roof light.
Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how **** Scaffolding Ltd had been contracted to erect access scaffold and perimeter handrails around the roof of a small industrial unit at East Road, Bridport.
A *** employee accessed the roof, made of asbestos cement with intermittent roof lights, but fell through one of the roof lights.
An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found the incident, which occurred on 17th July 2014, was due to the work not being properly planned, or appropriately supervised.
****r Scaffolding Limited ******, Dorset, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £10,000 with £5,628 costs.
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