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FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

Posted on 27th September 2018
Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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ACTUAL SYSTEM OF WORK WAS OPPOSITE OF RAMS

Posted on 13th September 2018
Workman fell 4m through fragile asbestos roof sheet

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SOLAR SPECIALIST FAILED TO PLAN FOR SAFETY

Posted on 6th August 2018
Fragile roof failed under weight of solar installation worker

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 6th August 2018
Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 17th July 2018
Unsecured boards provided to cover nearby fragile materials

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LEADING ROOFING SPECIALIST FOUND WANTING

Posted on 17th July 2018
Risk to employees and the public after failure to meet required standard

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FALL THROUGH ROOF ON LOCAL COUNCIL BUILDING

Posted on 21st June 2018
Fragile rooflight fractured when workman ‘misplaced footing’

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR OVERLOOKED MAJOR HAZARD

Posted on 8th May 2018
Well-known risk unidentified during scaffold erection project

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THREE FIRMS FINED £1/2M FOR FRAGILE RISK FAILURES

Posted on 2nd May 2018
Fall through rooflight hazard poorly planned and managed

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR TOGETHER IN COURT

Posted on 1st May 2018
Fragile roof fall exposes client failure to manage project

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ROPE ACCESS WORKER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 24th April 2018
Prison sentence imposed on owner of rope access firm

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR ERRED ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 19th April 2018
Firms fine £965,000 after painter fell through waiting room roof

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HSE STRIKE BEFORE A FALL ON SOLAR PANEL PROJECT

Posted on 26th March 2018
Director and company pay price for lack of fall prevention precautions

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INEXPERIENCED WORKER FELL DURING MINOR WORKS

Posted on 27th February 2018
Insufficient precautions for both edge and fall protection.

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FALL THROUGH ROOF ON OVER-ROOFING PROJECT

Posted on 27th February 2018
Two contractors fined for WAH 2005 and CDM 2015 offences

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FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 18th January 2018
Work at height not planned, supervised or carried out safely

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REFURB CONTRACTORS FINED £1.1 MILLION

Posted on 12th January 2018
Tenant fell 5m through fragile surface whilst walking to home

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MANAGER PROSECUTED OVER APPRENTICE INJURY

Posted on 20th December 2017
Untrained young worker fell through fragile rooflight

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Posted on 11th December 2017
Client failed to appoint a competent contractor for roofwork

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SOLAR PANEL BOSS SENTENCED WITH COMPANY

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Director and company given hefty sentences over worker fall

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT HAZARD LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 25th October 2017
Principal Contractor failed ensure covers or effective scaffolding installed

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ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 11th October 2017
Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

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CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 21st September 2017
Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

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FACTORY APPRENTICE FELL DURING GUTTER CLEANING

Posted on 31st July 2017
Young workman stepped back and fell 9m through fragile rooflight

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PREVENTION PLANNING REQUIRED FOR FRAGILE RISK

Posted on 17th July 2017
Fall arrest safety netting not used to mitigate fall consequences

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WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 8M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 19th June 2017
Steel fabricators fined over unsafe short-term roofwork

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COMPANY RELIED UPON EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Posted on 7th June 2017
Lack of precautions to prevent fall through fragile rooflight

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DIRECTORS JAILED AND FIRM FINED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Client paid £100,000 less than economic cost for roof work

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SOLAR PANEL FIRM AND DIRECTOR IN COURT

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Ineffective use of fall arrest no substitute for proper precautions

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MAGISTRATES FINE FIRM £250,000 OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 9th May 2017
Solar panel firm failed to control risk and supervise works

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PC AND CONTRACTOR PAY PRICE FOR UNSAFE WORKING

Posted on 24th April 2017
Dangerous working practices continued during ‘snowy’ weather

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ELECTRICIAN FAILED TO PROTECT HIS TRAINEE

Posted on 18th April 2017
Community service sentence after apprentice fell through ceiling

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INTENDED SYSTEM UNSAFE … AND NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 28th March 2017
Principal contractor and partner failed to protect from roof fall hazard

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ROOF CLEANING ENDED IN SKYLIGHT FALL

Posted on 22nd March 2017
HGV driver ‘doubling’ as roof cleaner suffers serious injury

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CONTRACTOR JAILED OVER FATAL FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 9th February 2017
Courts imposes 8 month prison sentence for health and safety offence

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CDM PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR LACKED EXPERIENCE

Posted on 26th January 2017
PC prosecuted alongside other contractors over fall risk and injury

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BUSINESSMAN JAILED OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 25th January 2017
Work sought as cheaply as possible with disregard for worker safety

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MAJOR COMPANY £400,000 LIGHT AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 4th January 2017
Firm failed to share information about fragile panels

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AIR CON WORKER IN FALSE CEILING FALL

Posted on 20th December 2016
Engineer replacing motor stepped back from inadequate platform

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WORKER LEFT ‘STRANDED’ IN MEWP AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th November 2016
Construction worker fell 6m through fibreboard roof

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATH

Posted on 15th November 2016
Director of property business failed to check competence

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SMALL BUILDER PROSECUTED AFTER GREENHOUSE FALL

Posted on 12th October 2016
Proper planning and clear instructions needed for all work at height

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ROOFING CONTRACTOR HIT WITH £200,000 FINE

Posted on 11th October 2016
Fall from roof caused fractured skull and over two weeks in hospital

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CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER CONTRACTOR ROOF FALL

Posted on 5th October 2016
Occupier failed to prevent access to unsafe areas of roof

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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FARM ROOF

Posted on 28th September 2016
Measuring roof for solar panels proves to be high risk work

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OCCUPIER FINED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FATAL FALL

Posted on 26th September 2016
Maintenance work on fragile roofs under ‘confusing’ system of work

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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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CLIENT STOPS CONTRACTOR WORKING DANGEROUSLY

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

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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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