Are your safe systems of work robust enough to avoid situations as this one below?
A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light.
Bristol Crown Court heard how in August 2014 the 25-year-old employee of a Somerset company fell five meters through a fragile roof light at a farm during roofing work.
The employee suffered brain injury, a fractured spine and broken ribs.
The company in question was fined a total of £26,000, and ordered to pay £3,738 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The use of nets to protect against falls through fragile roof lights is well- established in the industry, if nets had been in place this accident would have been prevented”