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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...

Roofing Boss Blown Off School Site in Storm

THREE CONSTRUCTION companies have been fined after the director of one of the firms received serious injuries after falling 11 metres when a gust...

Research Reveals Need for Hazard-Identifying App

RESEARCH FUNDED by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and conducted by researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University, has found that the use...

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...