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NEW CRITICAL GUIDANCE ON ROOF ‘OVER-NETTING’

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

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CAMERA CATCHES OUT CARELESS CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th September 2014
Public complaint triggers HSE visit and prosecution

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INCIDENT: RESCUE FROM CITY CENTRE ROOF

Posted on 19th June 2013
Photographs show fire service rescue from major museum rooftop

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INCIDENT: ROOFWORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED

Posted on 14th May 2013
Workman left ‘fighting for life’ after roof fall

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ROOF FALL WORKMAN WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN

Posted on 10th April 2013
Builder failed to take precautions and lacked compulsory insurance

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MAJOR CONTRACTORS APPEAL CONVICTION OVER ROAD DEATH

Posted on 22nd February 2013
Unsuitable roadworks traffic management triggered fatal collision

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HSE SPELL OUT CLIENT DUTY ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 30th November 2012
Clients must take action to avoid perennial cause of construction deaths

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COURT HEARS ‘RAMS’ NO SUBSTITUTE FOR RISK CONTROL

Posted on 13th March 2012
Firm fined after foreman suffered brain damage in rooflight fall

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MINIMAL FINE IMPOSED AFTER CONTRACTOR IGNORES NOTICE

Posted on 13th January 2012
Roofing contractor caught on camera failed heed prohibition call

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COURT TAKES DIM VIEW OF UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 15th September 2011
Roof cleaning contractor pays price of ‘blatant disregard’ for safety  

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RECALCITRANT ROOFING CONTRACTOR RISKED LIVES

Posted on 17th August 2011
Roof coating work carried out unsafely despite extensive previous HSE advice

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SATELLITE DISH INSTALLER FATAL FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 16th August 2011
Firm failed to check competence of engineer and is now in liquidation 

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INCIDENT:WORKMAN ON SCHOOLS ROOF PROJECT INJURED

Posted on 10th August 2011
Builder working on a school roof airlifted to hospital after fall

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PUBLIC RISK PROMPTS PRE-EMPTIVE PROSECUTION

Posted on 29th July 2011
Roofwork tile and other debris puts pavement users in great danger 

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SAFETY NET FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES TWO LIVES

Posted on 17th July 2011
Freak just of wind put fall arrest and rescue plan to the ultimate test

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ROOFING COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 20th April 2011
Reclamation of roof tiles carried out in unsafe manner by contractor

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CONTRACTOR CAPTURED ON CCTV PUTTING PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 13th April 2011
Firm prosecuted after working dangerously on shopping centre roof 

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FALL OVER 7m FROM ROOF FRACTURES WORKERS BACK

Posted on 13th April 2011
Risk from installation of flue liner from roof ladder not properly assessed

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CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 7th April 2011
Contractor failed to ensure safety measures in place despite prohibition notices

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FIRM FINED AFTER ROOF FALL DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 24th March 2011
Workman fell from unprotected roof edge after gaining access by ladder

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REGULATOR RUMBLES ROGUE ROOF CLEANING OPERATION

Posted on 15th March 2011
Firm fined after worker found balancing dangerously on house roof

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FATAL FALL FROM INDUSTRIAL ROOF EDGE

Posted on 10th January 2011
Workman died in fall from partially constructed roof over Xmas break  

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MINOR ROOF REPAIRS REQUIRE PROPER PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 29th November 2010
Builder sentenced after roofers spotted working dangerously on restaurant roof

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COWBOY ROOFING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT RED-HANDED

Posted on 18th September 2010
Prosecution suggests an increase in HSE ‘proactive’ construction proceedings  

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FATAL FALL FROM RESIDENTIAL ROOF

Posted on 12th August 2010
Workman dies after falling from roof of home in Welshpool

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COLLAPSE OF ROOF TRUSSES INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th August 2010
Man rescued from height by fire crews after trusses tumble on new homes site

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL CAUSES MULTIPLE INJURIES

Posted on 14th July 2010
Corrugated roof sheet fails under weight of workman refurbishing barn

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FALLS THROUGH ROOFS CONTINUE TO CAUSE HARM

Posted on 7th July 2010
Roofing company fined after teenage roofer falls through failed roofsheet

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 22nd June 2010
Timber mill client prosecuted with roofing contractor after rooflight fall

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HSE FOCUS ON SELF-EMPLOYED CONTRACTORS

Posted on 8th June 2010
Self-employed roofing contractors prosecuted and fined for unsafe working

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SILICA RISK DURING CONCRETE CUTTING

Posted on 7th June 2010
Guidance to Inspectors illustrates risk, precautions and enforcement policy

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ROOFING COMPANIES COME UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on 11th May 2010
HSE fear firms deliberately cutting costs by not using scaffolding

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NEW BUILD FARM BUILDING ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th April 2010
Lack of edge protection and system of work caused fall

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ROOFER FINED AFTER PUBLIC HOUSE VISIT

Posted on 9th March 2010
Merseyside builder fined for putting lives at risk

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STANDARDS FOR SAFETY NETS

Posted on 4th December 2009
Definitive standards for testing and repairing fall arrest safety nets

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FALL FROM HEIGHT PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th May 2009
Fall from roof edge could have been prevented 

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DOMESTIC EXTENSION WORK UNDER SCRUTINY

Posted on 12th May 2009
Workman paralysed in fall on domestic extension project 

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ROOF FALL FATALITY

Posted on 26th February 2009
Father dies after falling from roof during house conversion

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DAMAGED ROOF PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 25th February 2009
Failure to repair roof lands company with hefty fine

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INCIDENT FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 28th January 2009
Workman taken to hospital after 6m fall from apartment block

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ROOFWORK GUIDANCE UPDATE

Posted on 18th December 2008
‘Health and Safety in Roofwork’ new edition now published

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WORKING ON ROOFS

Posted on 11th December 2008
User friendly guidance for working on roofs now available
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PROSECUTION OF ROOFWORK CLIENT

Posted on 12th November 2008
Client and contractor prosecuted after roof fall

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