Custodial sentences after capture on camera

Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

Both partners of a roofing company have been sentenced following unsafe work carried out on a Salisbury Bowls Club between 23 April and 7 May 2018.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how workers of CB Roofing were seen working on the roof with unsafe access, no edge protection and nothing to prevent falls through the fragile roof material.

Risks well known

HSE investigators found the partners failed to ensure that the work at height was properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out safely.

  • Philip Robert Stanley Spring (CB Roofing T/A) – of Salisbury pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and has received a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, in which time he must undertake 250 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay costs of ÂŁ1836.31.
  • Christopher James Barham (CB Roofing T/A) – of Salisbury pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and has received a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, in which time he must undertake 250 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay costs of ÂŁ1836.31.

Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Sue Adsett said:“Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of work-related injuries in this country and the risks associated with working at height are well known.

Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards.”

Custodial sentences after capture on camera