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Roofing Employers Face Manslaughter Charges Following Fatal Fall

TWO ROOFING EMPLOYERS will be tried for manslaughter next March after an employee died following a fall from the roof of a hotel in...

School Fined Following Ladder Fall

SOUTHEND HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS Academy Trust has been sentenced after a worker fell from a ladder. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 19 February...

Employers Warned to Make Sure Outdoor Workers are Protected from the...

WITH TEMPERATURES now rising over the UK, employers are making sure their roofing operatives working outdoors are properly protected from the sun and the...

Two Companies Fined After Roofer Injured

TWO CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES have been fined after a roofer was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while...

Sole Trader Sentenced After Rooflight Fall

SOLE TRADER, Ian Pitman, has been fined after a sub-contractor fell five metres through a sky light onto a concrete floor. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard...

Building Safety Round Up from CLC

THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (CLC) has issued a roundup of the Building Safety initiatives currently needing responses or actions. Residential Property Developer Tax – Consultation...

Health and Safety Executive Inspections Focus on Fabricated Metal Businesses

FABRICATED METAL BUSINESSES across Great Britain are being inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to check that they are managing the respiratory...

BSI Publishes Competence Criteria for All Working on Buildings

A NEW COMPETENCE CRITERIA to encourage industry reform and minimize safety risks has been published by BSI, the UK national standards organisation.   Following two rounds...

Working at Height Breaches Increase by 84% on Construction Sites

AN 84% INCREASE in the number of working at height breaches on construction sites were reported during the first quarter of 2021 by The...

New NFRC App Digitalises Health and Safety Passport

A NEW APP focused on health and safety for members and their operatives has been launched by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). The...