Glass company hit with £10k fine
Posted Fri, 17 Sep 2010
A Yorkshire glass company has been fined £10,000 after workers were put at risk on a site in Bradford.
Employees at Drighlington-based Intercity Glazing Systems Ltd were found working at height without the necessary safety precautions while working on a building in Carlisle Road, Bradford, in May 2009.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) observed that equipment such as tower scaffolding was being used unsafely, with guardrails missing from parts of the work area, and that employees weren't properly supervised or managed.
With the lack of safety measures putting workers at risk of falling six metres, the HSE served Prohibition Notices on the company and stopped the work immediately.
Intercity Glazing Systems were given the £10,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £2,538 on 13 September 2010 after pleading guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 at Bradford Magistrates' Court.
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