Work at Height Regulations 2005


Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations

A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and unsafe crane operations during a routine inspection. Read More

Construction firm sentenced after worker falls from height

A self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight while working to fit roof sheets to a newly constructed steel framed barn. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital after being knocked unconscious and suffering head and facial injuries. Read More

Property company fined after employee falls from roof

A property partnership has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Read More

Business owner convicted after ignoring notices

A mechanic and landlord based in Kent has been sentenced after refusing to comply with enforcement notices issued by the HSE and Kent Fire and Rescue Service to protect workers and tenants from injury. Read More

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

No edge protection in fall case

A building firm has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform. Read More

Broken back leads to tower crane hire firm fine

A tower crane hire company has been fined after a worker fell two metres when the podium steps he was working on toppled over. Read More

Shipping company fined after worker fell from height and suffered life changing injuries

A worker was paralysed from the waist down when he fell 3.4 metres to the bottom of a ships hold. Read More

£53k fine after roofer fell from ladder

A roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold. Read More

Barbour download: Guide to working at height

Work at any height can cause injury; a fall from a height of just one or two steps can cause serious injury. Read More



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