Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - FRAGILE MATERIALS - Category

NEW CRITICAL GUIDANCE ON ROOF ‘OVER-NETTING’

Posted on 5th September 2016
FASET launches HSE backed practical safety netting guidance

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DIRECTOR AND FIRMS FINED OVER ROOF FALL DEATH

Posted on 23rd August 2016
Precautions for safety near fragile materials were not followed

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FATAL FALL THROUGH DOMED ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 29th July 2016
Ineffective management and  supervision claimed life of young father

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SITE MANAGER JAILED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 20th July 2016
Extreme risk created by manager who fell far short of what the law required

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CLIENT STOPS CONTRACTOR WORKING DANGEROUSLY

Posted on 23rd May 2016
Contractor fined after HSE contact client over risk

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CONSTRUCTION TO FOCUS ON OLD AND NEW HAZARDS

Posted on 11th May 2016
CONIAC drives action on human stress, dust and surface fragility

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FRAGILE GYM ROOF

Posted on 29th April 2016
Re-roofing of fibre cement roof caused yet another rooflight fall

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL PUTS BUSINESSMAN IN DOCK

Posted on 26th April 2016
Workman untrained and given no information or instruction

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SAFER FRAGILE ROOF REPAIR SYSTEM

Posted on 17th April 2016
Toll of deaths and life-changing injuries can be reduced

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ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT WORK LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 13th April 2016
Sentencing guidelines bite in construction industry case

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DIRECTOR JAILED FOR 6 YEARS OVER ROOF FALL DEATH

Posted on 9th April 2016
Clear evidence that “quick profit” put before worker safety

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‘NEAR MISS’ FALL COSTS COMPANY £160,000 FINE

Posted on 6th April 2016
Workman “almost” fell through a fragile factory roof

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ANOTHER SOLAR PANEL WORKER IN FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 8th March 2016
Energy outfit fined after panel installer fell through fibre cement roof

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YOUNG WORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROOF FALL

Posted on 1st March 2016
Unsafe system, poor supervision and training put 16 year-old at risk

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CLIENT HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR CONTRACTOR FALL

Posted on 23rd February 2016
Inadequate information provided on hazards and roof risks

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FALL LEAVES WORKMAN UNABLE TO TALK OR MOVE

Posted on 15th February 2016
Scaffolder fall through fragile roof causes family devastation

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN WORK

Posted on 10th December 2015
System of work and suitable precautions not checked by client

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 10th December 2015
Prosecution over use of staging alone to protect workman

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN ‘FIGHTS FOR LIFE’ AFTER FALL

Posted on 2nd November 2015
Contractor who fell through roof in ‘critical’ condition

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MINIMAL FINE FOLLOWS FRAGILE ROOF FATALITY

Posted on 2nd November 2015
hselogo1Casual worker employed to repair a roof fell to his death

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SAFETY NETS WOULD HAVE PREVENTED INJURY

Posted on 21st October 2015
Fragile rooflight fall caused life changing injuries

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER: FIRM FINED £300,000

Posted on 13th October 2015
Scaffolding firm fined after worker died in fall through fragile roof

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MEWP PROVIDED SAFE ACCESS TO FRAGILE ROOF!

Posted on 6th October 2015
Steel frame contractor caught out by HSE Inspector

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MANAGER IN COURT WITH ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 1st October 2015
Senior manager fined after workman suffers life changing injuries

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CLIENT ROOF MAINTENANCE SYSTEM LACKING

Posted on 17th September 2015
Maintenance work on fragile roof without sufficient precautions

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CAMPAIGN PLANNED TO ‘CRACK’ FRAGILE ROOFS

Posted on 25th August 2015
Solutions sought to intractable fragile roof death toll

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WORKMAN SURVIVED 7M FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 7th August 2015
Blatant disregard of easily-accessible roof work guidance

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CLEANING OF STRUCTURE LED TO ROOFLIGHT RISK

Posted on 23rd July 2015
Property and cleaning firm fined for failure to comply with HSE notice

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CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR IN DOCK OVER DEATH

Posted on 23rd July 2015
Bricklayer tripped and fell through school roof domed rooflight

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 13th July 2015
fragilefallmanSuitable risk assessment would have identified fragile roof risks

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL OPERATIVE FELL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 16th June 2015
Workman fell from single crawling board on fragile roof

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL ON FIRST DAY AT WORK

Posted on 16th June 2015
Farmer charged as worker seriously injured in fall through roof

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HOW FRAGILE IS YOUR FINISHED ROOF ASSEMBLY?

Posted on 4th June 2015
Hazard elimination is more effective than risk control

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TWO WORKMAN FALL THROUGH FRAGILE BOOTH ROOF

Posted on 3rd June 2015
Company failed to assess risk and detail specific precautions

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR AND ROOFING FIRM FINED

Posted on 27th May 2015
Workman seriously injured in fall through unprotected rooflight

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CLIENT FINED OVER CONTRACTOR ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 27th May 2015
‘Life-threatening’ injuries follow factory roof fall

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FATALITY: FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE

Posted on 20th April 2015
Workman has fallen to his death on disused warehouse roof

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CLIENT FINED OVER ROOF FALL DEATH AT CREMATORIUM

Posted on 20th April 2015
Improvised ‘crash deck’ failed to protect untrained workmen

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CLIENT AND BUILDER ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATH

Posted on 23rd March 2015
Substantial fine and prison sentence imposed over rooflight fatality

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MAGISTRATES HEAR OF PREVENTABLE FATAL ROOF FALL

Posted on 10th March 2015
Contractor failed to properly plan and coordinate with client

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LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES FOLLOW FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 9th March 2015
Grossly inadequate precautions during rooflight cleaning work

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SCAFFOLDER CHEATS DEATH IN 7M ROOF FALL

Posted on 5th March 2015
Restricting access to area no substitute for physical precautions

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POOR SUPERVISION ENDS IN 6m ROOF FALL

Posted on 24th February 2015
Partner fined £10k after workman injured in fragile rooflight fall

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NEW SPECIFICATION FOR NON-FRAGILE ROOFLIGHTS

Posted on 24th February 2015
Industry body guide on rooflight fragility published

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CLIENT FINED OVER CONTRACTOR FATAL ROOF FALL

Posted on 23rd February 2015
Migrant worker died two weeks after arriving in the UK

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CONTRACTOR RAMS DID NOT REFLECT SITE CONDITIONS

Posted on 19th February 2015
Alternative precautions not used when safety nets proved impracticable

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PARTNER FINED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 16th February 2015
Farmer failed to agree safe fragile roof work methods

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CONTRACTOR GUILTY OF CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 3rd February 2015
Director and company sentenced over fatal fragile rooflight fall

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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER DIED IN ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 3rd February 2015
Solar panel contractor failed to take sufficient rooflight precautions

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‘LOW RISK’ ROOF WORK CAUSES BRAIN INJURY

Posted on 30th January 2015
Contractor failed to manage work and train workforce

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