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Search results: 15 article(s) found in topic: Working at height - keyword: Fragile roofs

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FALLS FROM HEIGHT

Resident fell through balcony

A construction company and its director have been prosecuted following an incident in which a resident fell through a plastic panel. How could this have been avoided? More...

DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Director disqualified for six years

A company boss who wound up his company to avoid paying a health and safety fine has found himself back in court and banned from being a director for the next six years. Why was he caught out? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Tenant fell through walkway under repair

Two construction companies have been fined following an incident involving a tenant falling through a balcony walkway. What action should have been taken to prevent it? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

£1 million roof fall

Two owners of a warehouse, along with their contractor, have been held responsible for a roof worker’s death. As this case shows, liability can stick to a client, even when an injured worker doesn’t report to them directly. What happened? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Every little bit of luck helps

An employee fell through the roof of a Tesco store, yet managed to walk away with minor injuries. But did the supermarket giant get off so lightly? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Directors jailed for safety crimes

In an extraordinary case heard in April 2016, the court found that two directors had ignored all the warning signs imaginable, leading to one man’s death. How did they get it so wrong? More...

WORK AT HEIGHT

Cleaning gutters and rooflights

The gutters on your warehouse are full of rubbish and your rooflights are covered in grime, preventing light from getting in. Must you send someone onto the roof or are there other options available? More...

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

Corporate manslaughter in focus

In February 2015 two businesses were convicted under corporate manslaughter legislation. Is this a sign of things to come? More...

CONTRACTORS

£450k fine over worker’s roof fall

A recent case has highlighted why it’s vital that you properly manage tasks involving work at height. What happened and what can be learned? More...

FRAGILE ROOFS

Have you thought about your fragile roof lights?

Although most falls from height are usually in high risk industries such as construction, a recent case has proved that they can happen almost anywhere. What happened and what can be learned from this case? More...
Last updated: 14.12.2018

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