News Demolition Firm Fined £6k Safety Failings

A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined £6,000 after pleading guilty to safety failings following a report to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

While removing tiles from a domestic property on July 16, 2015, Prodem Demolition and Asbestos Limited were reported to the HSE for unsafe work at height activity, Leicester Magistrates Court was told.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found workers on a steep roof removing tiles without any form of equipment or protection to prevent them falling off the roof.

The risks from such work are well known and should be controlled using simple but effective measures. They had planned to work from a basket of a mobile elevated work platform or cherry picker. However, the company did not follow their plan, putting the workers at significant risk of falling and risk of serious injury.

Prodem Demolition and Asbestos Limited, of Western Boulevard, Aspley, Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to Regulation 13(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

As well as the £6,000 fine the firm was also ordered to pay £765 costs.

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