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    HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

    Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

    A roofing company has been fined after repeatedly failing to manage health and safety on construction sites between March 2017 and October 2018.

    Westminster Magistrates heard how during this period the defendant received two HSE prohibition notices and serious breaches of legislation were found on sites during roofing work undertaken by the company in London and Essex.

    This work included The Old Dagenham Methodist Church Hall, Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Essex.

    Failure to plan, manage and monitor

    HSE project site inspections found that the firm failed to plan, manage, monitor and carry out work at height safely.

    Work at height legislation had been “repeatedly breached” with uncontrolled fall from height risks at separate sites, and no signs of the company taking steps to improve standards.

    • Superfast Roofing Ltd – of Grange Road, Ilford, Essex was found guilty of breaching: Regulation 6(3) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Regulation 15(2) of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,000.

    After the hearing, HSE inspector David King said:

    “Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards, and especially where companies don’t heed previous advice.”

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