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Scaffold company fined for safety failings

Scaffold company fined for safety failings

13 May 2016 Email this article

A Scaffold company in Bridgend has been fined for safety failings following a routine inspection.

Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard how OW Scaffolding was working at Heol y Parc, Cefneithin when they had a routine inspection which highlighted several safety failings.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident which occurred on 30 September 2015 found that there was poor planning, inadequate risk assessments, inadequate site supervision and inadequate and insufficient equipment.

OW Scaffolding Limited, of Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, pleaded not guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulation 2005 but was tried in its absence and found guilty and fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,700.

For further information on working on scaffolding visit:http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/scaffoldinginfo.htm