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    FREE EVENTS FOR CLIENTS & BUILDERS ON FRAGILE RISKS

    HSE supported events provide practical demo on safer working methods

    The Working Well Together (WWT) campaign is holding events at three locations  across the East of England providing valuable information on how to work safely with fragile roofs. WWT point out that:

    “on average 7 people are killed each year after falling through a fragile roof or fragile roof light. These accidents usually occur on roofs of factories, warehouses and farm buildings when roof repair work or cleaning is being carried out.” 

    These morning events are aimed at clients, managers, supervisors and operatives and highlight the fact that fragile roof incidents are NOT inevitable and can be prevented by careful planning, using trained and experienced workers with suitable equipment and supervision. The events will take place at three locations in the Anglia area namely:

    • 24th April at Anderson Construction Chelmsford
    • 30th April at HSE Norwich
    • 9th May at One Leisure Cambridge

    The start time is 10.00 and events will be finished by approximately 12.00. There will be three presentations focusing: 

    • What is a fragile roof? – presentation delivered by Mark Brown , Health and Safety Consultant and WWT Committee Member. It will cover an overview of the regulations and common problems encountered;
    • Equipment selection – presentation delivered by Mark Wilcox of FILON providing information and practical demonstrations on a replacement roof light system (FILON FIXSAFE) using a purpose built rig to explain a new method of replacing a rooflight from a safe position underneath the roof; and
    • Client responsibilities – presentation delivered by Mike Long, National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) covering construction client duties and selecting competent contractors 

    If you wish to attend contact HSE organiser Frances Kennedy by email at frances.kennedy@hse.gsi.gov.uk

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