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10 May 20211 minute read

Contractor fined for work at height without protection

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Contractor fined for work at height without protection

An HSE investigation has found that a Blackpool contractor did not provide sufficient protection for two operatives working on a fifth-floor roof close to an unprotected edge.

Ron Richardson Construction Limited of Blackpool pleaded guilty to breaching safety regulations and were fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,342.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Christine McGlynn said to Construction Enquirer: “The dangers here could have been mitigated with adequate planning and supervision of the work undertaken.

“Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fail to heed advice and continue to breach health and safety legislation.”

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