Southampton Roofer fined for using ladder balanced on van roof

A roofer was fined by the Health and Safety Executive for using a ladder balanced on the roof of his van whilst painting a shop facade in Southampton.

Mr Nicolls was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £666 in costs after pleading guilty to parking his van over a bus stop on a busy road and failing to erect safe scaffolding.

Maintenance 24-7 Ltd who sub-contracted the work to Nicholls’s firm, also admitted safety breaches and were fined £10,000 with £784 costs.

Victoria Silsbury, Legal Clerk says, “This could easily have led to very serious injuries, not only to Mr Nicholls, but also passers-by. It is vital that individuals and companies comply with safety policies that are put in place to protect people and ensure this does not happen again”.

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