Leeds Magistrates Court heard how, on 17 March 2016, a self-employed roofer, working for PNR Roofing and Building Services Limited (PNR), was on a roof laying wood ‘lats’ and roofing felt, while he falls from peak via a skylight that changed into blanketed with feeling. PNR turned into subcontracted to perform roof paintings at Globe Mills in Slaithwaite.
An investigation using the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that at the same time as PNR to begin with supplied airbags as a means of mitigating any falls by way of personnel, the airbags had been moved to cast off debris and the employee hit the floor alternatively.
PNR Roofing and Building Services Ltd of Park View, Shafton, Barnsley pleaded responsible to breaching Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work and so forth Acted 1974 and has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £1, one hundred in costs.
After the listening to, HSE inspector Chris Tilley said: “Falls from peak via delicate surfaces and skylights stay one of the maximum commonplace causes of work-related fatalities on this united states of America and the dangers related to operating at the top are widely known.
“This incident ought to so easily were averted via in reality adopting moderately possible safe working practices along with using netting as opposed to relying on fall baggage.”