1st Response Roofi ng was prosecuted after an employee fell through a skylight, falling two metres before hitting a tower scaffold. He then fell a further two metres and struck his head on a metal vehicle lift, causing him to sustain a fractured skull. The HSE’s investigation established that there were no coverings over the skylights and that a tower scaffold inside the property, which the employee struck as he fell, had been erected by employees who had not been trained to do so. As a result, the handrails had been placed too low and did not break the employee’s fall which in turn led him to sustain more serious injuries. 1st Response Roofi ng pleaded guilty to three charges under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fi ned £23,500 and ordered to pay costs of £3,452. The fi ne was substantially higher than normally ordered in cases of a similar nature, as two of the three breaches continued on the day after the fall, which meant that the Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into play, allowing the convicting Magistrates power to impose heavier fi nes on guilty parties.