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Company fined £24k after scaffolding collapses onto a school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. On the date of the incident the scaffold collapsed landing […]

Scaffolding company sentenced after worker sustained life changing injuries

A scaffolding company from Poole in Dorset has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries having fallen five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 49 year-old Paul Norris, was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited to erect the scaffolding. Solar Scaffold Services Limited were contracted to […]

Two companies fined after worker suffers injuries after falling from scaffolding

Two companies have been sentenced after an employee fell from scaffolding whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 32-year old self-employed builder, Jamie Butler, was working on a refurbishment project at a block of flats when he fell over 2 metres from unsecured scaffold boards onto concrete flooring below. Mr Butler, who was contracted […]

Suspended sentence and curfew for scaffolder following unsafe working practices

A Kent-based scaffolder has been sentenced after unsafe working practices were observed during the erection of scaffolding. Medway Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Steven David Connolly was working at a site in Chartham, Kent when an inspector observed him employing unsafe working practices when erecting scaffolding. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Roofer sentenced after major H&S law breaches and no employer’s liability insurance

A Manchester-based roofer has today been sentenced after breaching health and safety laws. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Michael Anthony Roden (who also trades as M&R Roofing and Onyx Roofing) and his employee were contracted to carry out roof replacement work at Wheildons Butchers, Manchester. Mr Roden failed to implement any form of edge […]