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Building Contractor Sentenced after Subcontractor Falls from Height

BREBNER AND WILLIAMSON Limited, a Fife-based building contractor has been fined after a self-employed subcontractor fell from height. John Niven fell 15 feet from a...

Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay Alive! Urges Charity

AS THE LOCKDOWN eases and people begin returning to work, the No Falls Foundation is urging roofers to ‘Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay Alive!’ Dedicated...

New Work at Height Guidance Published

NEW GUIDANCE FOR those involved in working at height in construction has been published by the Access Industry Forum alongside a number of other...

AIF Conference Discusses Latest Thinking on Working at Height

THE WORK AT HEIGHT sector gathered on 14 November at the Access Industry Forum (AIF) Conference 2019 in Salford. AIF Chair, Peter Bennett OBE welcomed...

Roofing Partners Sentenced for Unsafe Work at Height

THE PARTNERS OF a roofing company have been sentenced following unsafe work on a Bowls Club in Salisbury. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how between 23...

“Failed to Plan, Manage or Monitor”

TWO COMPANIES, P.D.R. Construction Limited and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services Limited, have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof...

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...

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...

Call for Industry-wide Ladder Training Following Prosecution

THE LADDER Association – a not-for-profit authority dedicated to promoting the safe use of ladders and stepladders – is urging all ladder users, and...