Working at height blog

Posted by Rachel Riding on 27-Sep-2019 11:37:59

CHEMICAL COMPANY FINED AFTER EMPLOYEE SUFFERED A SERIOUS INJURY

Fall from ladder fine

VERTELLUS SPECIALTIES UK LIMITED HAS TODAY BEEN FINED AFTER AN EMPLOYEE FELL TWO METRES FROM A LADDER AND SUFFERED A SERIOUS ELBOW INJURY.

Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that on 6 June 2018, at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee fell to the ground.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company had failed to ensure that work at height was properly planned and managed. The company also failed to ensure that equipment provided for use at height was inspected at regular intervals and was fit for use.

2019_09_26-Vertellus-WEB-768x1024

Read the full story here on the HSE's website.

 

Topics: Health & Safety at Work Act, Health and Safety Penalties, Work at height Regulations

Comment on my blog