Roofing contractor sentenced for exposing workers to work at height risks

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate steps to prevent his workers from falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how in April 2018 roofing contractor workers were observed working on the roof of a domestic two-storey house in Wrexham with no edge protection. A prohibition …

Risky definitions when working at height

David Pojur, health and safety barrister at St John’s Buildings Chambers, comments on the risky definitions of roles when working at height, and the potential implications when corners are cut When working at height, the identification of roles by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has never been more relevant. Contracted roofers account for nearly …

Westminster Hall debate on working at height

ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP The Working at Height APPG is a group of MPs and Members of the Lords who recognise that industry and government can help reduce the number of falls from height. Falling from height was the most common type of fatal workplace accident in 2018 and causes thousands of non-fatal injuries each year. The consequences of a fall …