Scaffolding firm fined over lack of cover

A north-west scaffolding business has been prosecuted over its failure to prove it held suitable insurance for employees working on the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was told how the Health & Safety Executive repeatedly contacted Abacus Scaffolding North West between October last year and April 2014.

However, the firm failed to provide a copy of the necessary insurance, which allows workers to claim compensation if they are injured while at work.

HSE inspector Allen Shute said: “Falls from height are responsible for around a third of all workplace deaths every year, so the risks to Abacus’s employees were real.”

He added persistent requests were made to the company to provide evidence that it held insurance against these risks, but the firm was uncooperative. The HSE was therefore left with little choice but to prosecute.

Abacus was found guilty of a breach of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 and was fined GBP 1,000. The firm was also ordered to pay prosecution costs totalling in excess of GBP 2,000.

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Scaffolding firm fined over lack of cover
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