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Girls’ School Fined after Teacher Seriously Injured in Fall from Height

Girls’ School Fined after Teacher Seriously Injured in Fall from Height

DMC
BY David McCabe
Health & Safety
BG Orange

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 May 2016 a teacher was conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio when he fell from a stepladder.

 

A fellow teacher present in the room turned to find her colleague had fallen from the ladder and was unconscious on the drama studio floor having suffered multiple fractures to the skull, wrist and elbow as a result of the impact. No suitable safe system of work, risk assessment or training had been completed.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, the legal entity controlling the Academy converter school, pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 6(3) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005, was fined £2000 and ordered to pay full prosecution costs.

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