Ladderstore recently attended the HSE & WWT Mock Trial at St George's Hall Law Courts in Liverpool which highlighted the legal consequences of a fall from height.
The event simulated the legal consequences of an employer neglecting their duty of care to an employee after a fall from height from a mobile access tower. Although some effort was made on the employer's part, the jury found in favour of the employee. The employer could not demonstrate that it had provided (beyond what is reasonably practicable) a safe working environment and received a fine of £60,000 plus £35,000. A stark warning to anyone potentially facing this issue in the real world!
If you would like to discuss 'duty of care' requirements for your employees when working at height, please call our team on 01204 590 232 or visit ladderstore.com where you can find information about working at height training, best practice and more.