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Dangerous Use of Scaffolding

Graham Marshall - Monday, February 11, 2013

Regulation 6(3) of the UK Work at Height Regulations (2005) states: "Where work is carried out at height, every employer shall take suitable and sufficient measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any person falling a distance liable to cause personal injury".

So why on earth did Stretford Scaffolding Ltd allow its workers onto an unsafe scaffold outside this row of terraced shops in Oldham (UK)?

 

As you can see, neither of the two men on the scaffold are wearing harnesses, despite working up to six metres above the ground.

There are also no guard rails on parts of the scaffold to prevent the workers falling.

Thankfully, this shoddy situation was spotted by a passing inspector from the UK HSE who issued an immediate Prohibition Notice and got the workers out of the danger zone.

Stretford Scaffolding Ltd, was then prosecuted and received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay costs of £1,849 after admitting a breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

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