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MW Roofing fined over fall from height risk

Jan 27, 2017 | Miscellaneous News

MW Roofing (NW) Ltd, a roofing contractor, has been fined after putting the lives of two employees at risk whilst working at height without protection against falls.

Employees of MW Roofing where removing a chimney on a two storey house, at the site on Bertha Road, Rochdale, when they were seen accessing the roof via a cat ladder.

While waste material was being removed by buckets carried down the ladder. The company had not put in place any safety measures to prevent people falling off the roof.

Manchester City Magistrates heard that despite having previously received warnings from the Health and Safety Executive about their unsafe working at height practice the company still continued to work in a dangerous manner.

MW Roofing (NW) Ltd of Bury Road, Bamford, Rochdale pleaded guilty to two breaches, Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,440.60.