working at height


Construction firms fined after worker killed in fall from height

Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Read More

Building contractor fined after fall

A 22-year-old worker had been working on the roof of a farm building when he fell through a skylight, over four metres, onto the concrete floor below. Read More

Company director sentenced following nephew’s death

Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbeldon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day in hospital. Read More

EDF and Doosan Babcock fined after serious fall at Hinkley Point

EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd and Doosan Babcock Ltd have been fined £200,000 and £150,000 respectively after an employee fell through a skylight at Hinkley Point B power station and suffered ‘life-changing injuries’. Read More

Worker struck on head by heavy object

Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Co Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck on the head and suffered temporary blindness and longer term vision problems. Read More

Slipped ladder led to shattered elbow

A cladding firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker shattered his elbow in a fall from height. Read More

Scaffolding firm fined after serious fall

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Read More

Women in Health and Safety event: ‘Working at height affected the audience in a variety of ways’

SHP catches up with Angelina Sooren, Group HSEQ and Compliance Director at Churchill, and finds out about the working at height networking event she hosted recently. Read More

Fines after dangerous work at height observed

A ground maintenance company and its subcontractor have been fined after two men worked on a roof without suitable measures in place to prevent a fall from height. Read More

Roofer sentenced for health and safety failures

A self-employed part-time roofer has been sentenced after both exposing a homeowner to carbon monoxide and putting co-workers at risk Read More



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