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Firm fined after breach of height regulations

A Liverpool construction company has been prosecuted for failing to implement safe systems of work for working at height following repeated warnings.

Southport Magistrates Court fined Maghull Construction Company £3,000 and ordered it to pay an extra £1,908 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 6(3) and 12(4) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

A HSE inspector served a series of prohibition notices after it visiting one of the firm’s sites in August 2006 and again in November 2006.

The inspector found inadequate edge protection and missing guardrails and toe boards on the site