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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