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Roofing Contractor Company Fined After Fatal Ladder Fall

AN ABERDEEN ROOFING contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold at Jute Street...

New CEO for Health and Safety Executive

THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator, Sarah Albon took up her post on 2 September 2019.  Sarah Albon has vacated...

Ministry of Defence Slammed Over Roof Asbestos Scandal

THE MINISTRY of Defence (MoD) has been slammed by Unite for failing to remove asbestos from the roof of its base at Ashchurch in...

Roofing Contractor Admits Safety Failings Following Employee’s Death

AN ABERDEEN-based roofing company pleaded guilty to safety failings after one of its employees fell from a ladder and died. On 21 September 2016, Joseph...

Solar Worker Suffers Long-term Injuries Following Fragile Roof Fall

A SOLAR panel company was fined after a worker fell through a skylight on a farm workshop in East Sussex. On 23 July 2018, an...

Marley Launches Safe in the Sun 2019

AS THE UK gets set for summer, roof systems manufacturer, Marley, is urging all outdoor construction workers to look after both their skin and...

Worker Left Blind Following Roofing Fall

TWO COMPANIES have been fined after a contractor suffered permanent damage to his eyesight following a roof fall. On 12 April 2016, a contractor, who...

Register Launched to Protect Workers Exposed to Silica Dust

UNITE the union has today (5 August 2019) launched an online register that allows workers who are, and have been, exposed to silica dust...

Scaffolding Collapse Sparks Call for Urgent Inquiry

UNITE, the UK’s construction union, is seeking an urgent investigation following a major scaffolding collapse. The incident Emergency services were called to the former Friars Walk...

Double Prosecution Following Rooflight Fall

TWO FIRMS have been fined after an employee of a construction company fell through a roof onto a concrete floor below. On 23 January 2018...