Contractor fined after WAH breaches
A Manchester construction contractor has been fined £23,000 for repeated breaches of Work at Height (WAH) safety regulations on a site in Bolton.
Construction Enquirer reports that multiple Prohibition and Improvement Notices were issued to Venus Properties and Development Limited for various health and safety failings.
Work at height breaches were found on every occasion and other breaches included sleeping on site, lack of guarding on a metal guillotine, electrical safety, wood dust and safety during lifting operations.
After the hearing, HSE inspector Rebecca Hamer said: “Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards.”