FIRM has been fined £160,000 after a worker who did not have protective equipment or training plunged ten metres from a roof to his death.

Jonathan Moore was working on the roof of a warehouse at the Port of Tilbury when he fell through a skylight.

Now, the firm Mr Moore worked for, R4 Industrial Roofing Cladding Systems Ltd, has been fined after admitting breaching section two and three of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Mr Moore had not been wearing protective equipment and did not receive full training.

The 34-year-old father of two from Canvey tragically died from his injuries on February 25, 2018.

Mr Moore had accessed the roof via an unplanned route because forklifts were parked at the proposed access.

Workers were told not to use roofs if winds exceeded 15mph, but on the day speeds were higher.

Prosecutor Alexander Stein said: “They had no personal protective equipment and the physical fall prevention measures were incomplete. The wind speeds were above both levels on both days.

“The instruction, training and supervision in relation to the two men were wholly inadequate.”

“Both days the wind was above 17 miles an hour.

“There is no way these men should have been on the roof.”

Mitigating, Ben Compton said the firm, based on Canvey, was a micro company and had ceased trading following Mr Moore’s death and it had no previous incidents of breaches of health and safety.

He said there was “no greater step” in ensuring Mr Moore’s family that the firm would “never have anything to do with roofing again within their lives”.

Judge Samantha Cohen told the court that R4 had previously meet with a consultant in 2017 to get their Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) up to scratch.

The Judge said in any event it was not followed as the men did not have safety lines or wind speed monitors.

She said that the firm had a “deliberate and flagrant disregard for the law” and the director knew the necessary safety measures were not in place.