On the 7th January 2010 a building firm named WM E Naylor and Son were fined £8,000 plus costs of a court action for using unsafe scaffolding.
The Health and Safety Executive carried out an inspection of one of the firms work sites and found through investigation that employees were being exposed to risks of falls of up to 5 meters due to poorly erected scaffolding.
The scaffolding being used by the building company had been badly erected and was missing the necessary edged protection to ensure the safety of employees.
An HSE Inspector stated that he hoped the prosecution would serve as a reminder to others that scaffolding should be fit for purpose and should be erected by trained and competent persons.
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