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£10,000 fine after worker roof fall


A Bristol-based roofing company has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Edinburgh.

Mitie Tilley Roofing Ltd pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights.
On 31 July 2013, three employees of the business were engaged in carrying out patch repairs on the flat roof of the vacant warehouse in the west of the city.
The case was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive which found that the risk assessment was not appropriate for the task and the system of work was unsafe. The accident “could have been avoided” had reasonably practicable precautions been taken.
Mitie Tilley Roofing Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 4 of the Working At Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £10,000. Continue reading



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