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20 Mar 2019

Barkingside magistrates heard how, on 7th September 2016, a roofer was working with a colleague from RFT Repairs Limited to repair a leaky roof in Seaton Avenue, Felixstowe. There was no edge protection around the roof and access to the roof was via an unsecured ladder. As the roofer put a foot on the ladder to climb down, the ladder slipped, and he fell. The worker sustained contusion and bruising to his head along with hearing damage.

An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive found the assessment of the work prior to the arrival of the roofers on site was inadequate. There was neither a system for checking the correct equipment for work at height was being used, nor for supervision of the work on site.

RFT Repairs Limited of King Street, Norwich pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of Work at Height Regulations 2005 and were fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,391.76

Our Health & Safety Advisor, Mark Mallen added, ‘’This only highlights how critical it is to follow regulations when working on a construction site, the injuries could have been much, much worse.’’

Using our in-house expertise, UDC can assist you to help ensure that your project runs on time, to budget, and safely. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you complete your construction projects safely 0845 468 0250 or email info@udc-ltd.co.uk