A scaffolder has been sentenced after working at height without suitable and sufficient health and safety measures in place.
The scaffolder was witnessed erecting scaffold in an unsafe manner by a concerned passerby. Photographs were taken of him by the passerby standing on top of the scaffold with no edge protection and no harness attached to any part of the scaffold or building.
The fall height was estimated at around 20 metres. If he had fallen from this height he would have sustained fatal injuries. The scaffolder was well trained and experienced, and had the correct PPE available to him in order to work safely on the scaffold.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, suspended for one year.