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New PPE Rules from 21 April 2019 – Do They Affect...

THE NEW regulations about personal protective equipment (PPE) come into effect from 21 April 2019. The Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of 9 March 2016 on personal...

Contractor Fined After 12-Year Old Boy Falls From Scaffolding

A 12-YEAR OLD boy slipped off a scaffold ladder and fell approximately ten metres, leading to construction contractor, Westdale Services Limited, being sentenced in...

Roofing Contractor Rolls Out Sun Safety Campaign

BRACKNELL ROOFING is rolling out a Safety in the Sun campaign that aims to prepare all its roofing teams ahead of sunnier weather. The Burton-on-Trent-based...

Company Fined After Two Workers Fall Through Rooflight

TWO WORKERS suffered serious injuries when they fell over four metres through a rooflight obscured by moss and dirt, leading to the sentencing of...

Gully Howard Technical and NFRC Collaborate to Create Asbestos Awareness Training...

THERE HAS, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them...

Kee Safety Guards Oslo Congress Centre

A COMBINATION of safety products from Kee Safety have been installed on the roof of the Oslo Kongressenter building in Norway to provide a...

RIDDOR Reporting Gets an Update

THE REPORTING of accidents, near misses and work-related illness has had a refresh, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced. HSE's suite of Reporting...

Research Reveals Risk of a Roofer’s Summer Tan Onsite

ROOFERS’ desire for a summer sun tan could be putting them at heightened risk of developing skin cancer, according to new research. The study, led...

Roofer Fall Lands Company in Court

FOLLOWING a two metre fall while working on a roof, a repair and maintenance company has been fined. On 7 September 2016, a roofer was...

RIBA Calls for Fire Sprinklers in all New Builds

A JOINT STATEMENT has been signed calling on the Government to require the installation of sprinklers in all new and converted residential buildings, hotels,...