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Fall from height leads to fine for Hertfordshire company

Date:
1 April 2015

Titchfield Limited was fined £12,000 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court (on 1 April) after a worker broke his arm and pelvis in a fall from a ladder.

The company, of Media House, Sopers Road, Cuffley, Potters Bars, pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

The injured person fell from a ladder while repairing a scrolling billboard in Greenwich, London, on 6 December 2013.

The court required Titchfield Limited to pay full costs of £3,201.40 and a victim surcharge of £140 was also levied.

This section of HSE’s website explains what employers need to do to protect employees when they work at height.

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