Hastings scaffolding company fined £30,000

A Hastings scaffolding contractor and erector have been fined after handing over unsecured scaffolding to a client, putting builders at risk.

The company was found guilty of safety breaches and fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs.

The problems came to light when a Health and Safety Executive inspector visited a site in Hastings, where building repairs and external work were being carried out.  The inspector found that scaffolding erected around the building had not been adequately tied, meaning it was unstable.  By law, all scaffolding must be inspected by a competent person before it can be used.

Simple Safety Advice has worked with many scaffolding companies to ensure their documentation, systems and procedures are appropriate for use and adhered to by their staff.  If you require any safety advice contact us to speak to one of our consultants 0845 0737 840.

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