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Birmingham firm fined for unsafe work at height

Spanclad Construction Ltd has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for putting its staff at risk when working at height. Three employees were seen replacing skylights at a height of over 5m, with no protection from falls as they walked to their place of work across a fragile roof.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £5,271 costs.

View the HSE Press Release for more detail.

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