School prosecuted for safety failings

A Derbyshire school has been fined £10,000 after a pupil's grandmother fell off the side of an unguarded staircase.

The grandmother was leaving the school's pavilion via a wooden staircase which led onto a stone one when she lost her balance and fell 2m.  The HSE investigation found that there were no handrails fitted to the wooden stairs, while the stone ones had a 40cm high parapet running along the edge of the stairs, but no handrail.  Commenting on the case the HSE said, “This was a foreseeable incident which could easily have been avoided had reasonable measures, such as the fitting of guard rails, been taken.”

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Thu, 10/30/2014 – 12:58

School prosecuted after fall from unguarded staircase.

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