Businesses urged to improve safety for those working at height

Businesses are being urged to take precautions that could prevent them from facing compensation claims for accidents at work.

The Health and Safety Executive highlighted to firms the importance of following safety rules when their staff are involved in work that takes place at height.

This comes after a man in West Yorkshire sustained serious back injuries in an accident at work.

Graham Parkin fell more than three metres from a terrace retaining wall on a construction site at the Corn Mill in Burley on November 19th 2008.

He suffered a fractured vertebrae and has been left with long-term disability problems.

Mr Parkin’s employer, Kendal Varley Ltd, was fined GBP 2,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 1,800.

The principal contractor on the construction site, Illson Builders & Contractors Ltd, however, was ordered to pay GBP 5,000 and GBP 2,000 in costs.

Earlier this week, a window cleaner who fell more than four metres in an accident at work saw Lincoln College and his employers A Nicoll & Son Ltd fined a total of GBP 4,000.

Posted by Alison SpriggsADNFCR-2070-ID-19778852-ADNFCR

Businesses urged to improve safety for those working at height

call now 

01329 227974