The Risk Management Tool Box Blog

Court highlights risk to Supervisors who break the law

Graham Marshall - Sunday, June 16, 2013

A supervisor has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £9,765.88 costs after a worker  fell ten metres from a roof and was left paralysed from the neck down.

Phillip Giles fell through a fragile roof after supervisor Paul Burke allowed workers, who were removing cement sheets, to go onto the roof.

The court was told Mr Burke’s employer had agreed a system of work where its employees used scissor lifts, removing the roof sheets from the underside.

Mr Burke supervised the work on site and permitted a change to the system of work, whereby he and other employees went onto the roof itself to carry out some of the work.

The Court found Mr Burke had sanctioned an unsafe system of work.

The company was unaware of the changed way of working and Mr Burke had failed to consult with them.

Paul Joseph Burke, 56, of Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1)(b) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 between 4 August and 5 September 2011 by failing to properly supervise work at height and make sure it was carried out safely.

Those who supervise work at height have a responsibility to ensure that it is carried out in a manner which is safe and which guards against the risk of injury from a fall.

{module_adrotator,1458}
{module_adrotator,1457}
Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://www.therisktoolboxshop.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=4103&PostID=349470&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Tags

OSHA Drilling Hazard Awareness ALARP Safety Awards Procedures Safety Alert Hess Safe at Home UK HSE Social Responsibility Unconventional Oil APPEA Global Harmonized System WMC Resources Manufacturing Hazardous Substances Hot work Call Centers Australian OSH Codes of Practice Santos Excavations Contract Risk Management Sakhalin Energy Working at height Farm safety Best bars in the oil patch Job Safety Analysis Supervision Fatigue Management Hospital Safety Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) Radiation Sources WorkSafe WA Woodside one per center MSDS PPE NORM Construction Safety BHP Billiton Nanotechnology Workplace bullying Electrical hazards Aviation Safety Water Corporation Process Hazard Management Fire Prevention NOPSEMA Safety PowerPoint Presentation Safety Moment Crane lifts Hierarchy of Safety Control Shale Gas Ladder Safety Chevron Energy Model of Hazards Manual handling Oil Spill Response Kellogg Joint Venture Bio-hazards Pollution prevention Raspberry Ketones Scam Natural Hazard Mining Safety Information Posters US OSHA Behaviour-based Safety (BBS) Railway Safety ENI Australia Emergency Response Toolbox talk Work in Confined Spaces Isolation Control Road Transport Risk Management Safety Management Program Walking CSB Thank God it's Friday Safety Conference IFAP Catostrophic Disaster HSE Leadership Risk Assessment Unconventional Gas Kinetic Energy LOTO BP Driving Safety Save our Seafarers Campaign Marine Safety Procedure Training Course Safety Culture Survey Situational Awareness SPE HSE Innovation Award OHS Law Rosedale Abbey Health Newfield Coal Seam Gas Incident Investigation Slips, trips and falls NOPSA Nautronix Psycho-social Hazards Hazard Spotting Safety "one per-center's" Customer Testimonial Office Safety TK Shipping WA Resources Safety Occupational Overuse Syndrome Safety Video Salute to Our Hero's Rail Safety Total Risk Tool Box Working with explosives Hydraulic Fracturing ("fracking") Unconventional Hydrocarbons Shell Management of Change

Archive

Blog / Terms of Use / Site Map / Disclaimer / Risk Management Tool Box 2009. All rights reserved. Web design by Luminosity. E-Commerce by JStores.