Steel frame company fined for safety failings

A steel-frame-companycompany that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how on 15 May 2015, Industrial Steel Frames Limited, of Derby was inspected by a Health and Safety Inspector who found that the company was not taking suitable measures to prevent falling from height, putting their workers at risk of serious injury.

On Monday 5 October 2015, Industrial Steel Frames Limited, of Church Street, Ilkeston, was fined a total of £15,000, and ordered to pay £580 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Ian Whittles said:

“This company was not adopting known standards for carrying out roof work. HSE will take enforcement action where standards are found to be poor.”