A Leicester roofer has been prosecuted and fined for putting himself and two of his employees in danger of falling more than seven metres, which could have caused a work injury leading to an injury compensation claim.
Dean Paul Shaw, 44, who trades as Streamline Guttering and Cladding, was been fined GBP 4,950 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that he had been negligent with regard to workplace safety.
Loughborough magistrates’ court heard that he had not provided adequate safety equipment or ensured that work carried out on building last year had been properly planned and supervised.
"All three workers were walking across the roof which also had fragile roof lights to work on the back of the premises where there was no protection to stop them from falling," said HSE inspector Mhairi Lockwood.
Last year, more than 4,000 people suffered severe work injuries as a result of falls from height, HSE statistics have revealed.