scaffolding


Scaffolding company and director fined following ‘avoidable’ fall from height fatality

Wembley Scaffolding Services Limited has been fined following an incident where a worker fell five metres and suffered a fatal head injury. HSE adjudged that no suitable risk assessment was carried out prior to the incident. Read More

Scaffolding company fined after employee suffers severe injuries in scaffold collapse

JR Scaffold Services Ltd has been fined after an employee fell eight metres to the ground and sustained severe injuries when the cantilever section of a scaffold he was erecting collapsed. Read More

Scaffolding Association issues Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes

The Scaffolding Association has launched two Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) which address the requirements for scaffolding inspection during COVID-19. Read More

Crossrail accident ‘likely caused’ by poor scaffolding

An accident at Crossrail’s Farringdon station site that left one worker seriously injured was “likely” caused by scaffolding not being erected properly, according to a report from the JV building the station. Read More

Fines after scaffolder killed in fall fitting guardrails on fragile roof

Two contractors have been fined after a worker died after falling through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Read More

Scaffolding in high winds: HSE offers reminder of obligation in light of Storm Gareth

High winds have led to the collapse of two large sections of scaffolding in London. Read More

Scaffolding firm fined after collapse at school

A scaffolding company has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Read More

Company and director sentenced after employee fractures neck in fall from height

The HSE’s investigation found the tower scaffold had not been erected correctly, with no hand or mid-rail in place to prevent falls from height and staff had not been given training in how to properly erect the scaffold. Read More

Three-year old hit by timber falling from scaffolding

Police are appealing for witnesses after a toddler suffered serious head injuries when a large piece of timber fell on her head in Brighton. Read More

Scaffolder tagged for abusing safety inspector

A Kent-based scaffolder has been given a suspended jail sentence and has been tagged after abusing a safety inspector. Read More



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