Back in Glasgow on 30 December 2011, a 50 year old worker suffered a fractured elbow and left arm along with bruising to his head following a cable tray which swung down from the ceiling and hit him in the shin, causing him to lose his balance. The HSE published their press release dated 1 December 2015 which stated that DSR Demolition Limited were fined £5,000, following pleading guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
PASMA the leading trade body for mobile access towers have now had their say on the matter and have expressed serious concern that yet again a preventable accident has caused injury. Here’s a few comments from their site;
A number of factors contributed to the accident:
– The platform was incorrectly assembled and with no guardrails or toe boards.
– There was no risk assessment available on site.
– No tower inspection was performed before use.
Comments from PASMA’s Managing Director, Peter Bennett were: “PASMA goes to great lengths to ensure best practice and safe use of mobile towers with the delivery of approved PASMA training schemes and the supply of safety compliant towers through our training and manufacturing members. It is always disheartening to hear of life altering accidents that could have easily been prevented.”
For the full source and more information, click here to visit the PASMA website.