working at height


Stricter work at height regulation may be the only way to stop avoidable deaths

Falls from height is a major killer of workers in key sectors including construction and agriculture, and the figures show no sign of improvement, as Ken Diable, Managing Director at Heightsafe, explains. Read More

PNR Roofing fine: Worker hit the floor after air bags ‘removed’

A worker fell about three metres through a roof light and suffered a fractured pelvis and spinal injuries. Read More

‘There are many factors we have to overcome to keep the user safe’: SFS Fall Protection’s James Gooder

SHP recently spoke with James Gooder, Business Manager at SFS Fall Protection about the dangers of working at height, and the importance of horizontal life-line systems. Read More

Suspended sentence for building contractor following calls from public

A building contractor has been sentenced after exposing workers to danger of falls from height and exposure to silica dust. Read More

Fall from height results in £1.8m fine for manufacturing firm

A food manufacturer has been sentenced after two workers were seriously injured when they fell over four metres through a roof light. Read More

Work at height: £150k fine for firm that got it wrong

A repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell from two metres while working on a roof. 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

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



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