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A development company has been punished for breaking Work at Height Regulations.
They were prosecuted for repeatedly breaching work at height safety rules across multiple construction sites.
Landrose Developments Limited first got into trouble after failing a routine site inspection in 2013.
Enforcement action was taken against the London-based development company, yet when Health and Safety Executive inspectors arrived at their site in Willesden, they found that Landrose Developments Limited were astonishingly repeating the same safety breaches.
They should have been actively trying to avoid making their construction workers work at height wherever possible. Development firms should plan out any work that needs to take place at height in detail, and ensure all their staff are fully trained and have the correct supervision. Guards must be erected to prevent people falling off edges and, where this is not possible, nets or lifelines which will catch workers if they fall should be put in place.
If only the development company was proactive in their attempts to prevent fall from height accidents, it would have been a different story.
They should have been proactive in trying to avoid making their construction workers work at height wherever possible. Development firms should plan out any work which needs to take place at height in detail and ensure all their staff are fully trained and have the correct supervision. Guards must be erected to prevent people falling off edges and where this is not possible nets or lifelines which will catch workers if they fall should be put in place.
The development company could have learned from our previous blog 5 Top Tips for Construction Workers Working at Height.
Landrose Developments Limited must now learn from their mistakes. They have seen what happens when they put their workforce at risk of seriously injuring themselves. No one wants somebody to be hurt and perhaps end up with life changing injuries because their employer cuts corners which compromise safety.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Claims Direct deal with fall from height accidents on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you have had a fall from height at work you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries. The money would come from your Employers’ Liability Insurance and not the employer themselves. The compensation you receive can help pay for rehabilitation costs plus cover any loss of earnings.
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