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18 October 2018

Young worker fell through a fagile roof

A steel fabricator has been fined after a young construction worker fell through a fragile roof and suffered serious injuries

28 August 2018

New full height gates for safe rooftop access

The new range of full height self-closing safety gates are ideal for protecting access to roofs from ladders

17 August 2018

Unsafe work at height prohibition notice ignored

HSE found work being carried out near to open edges where there was a risk of a fall and injury

20 July 2018

Woker left paralysed after fall

Two companies have been fined £500k after a worker was left paralysed following a fall through an unprotected skylight

16 July 2018

13% rise in Working at Height safety breaches in construction

Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.

3 July 2018

Roofer given suspended sentence for repeated height safety breaches

Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.

26 April 2018

Incident was 'avoidable'

Companies are being told to make reasonable checks when it comes to competency

16 April 2018

SHE is a leading health and safety event

Safesite will be exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo, ExCel, London from 19th-21st June 2018. Come along and see us on Stand M370!

23 March 2018

Incident could have been prevented

A scaffolding company has ended up in court after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell four metres from a platform and suffered serious injuries.

9 October 2017

Campaign set to continue

The HSE have already carried out over 2,000 inspections nationwide.

3 August 2017

The worker had not been adequately trained.

The company was found guilty of breaching section 21 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £19,032.63 in costs.

9 June 2017

Company ignored HSE notices

Roofing company prosecuted after numerous complaints by public about dangerous work at height

8 June 2017

Managing work at height

A simple infographic showing how to plan and select the right equipment when working at height.

3 May 2017

Fined for breaching Work at Height Regulations

A school has been fined for breaching work at height regulations after a teacher fell from a stepladder

29 March 2017

Failure to plan properly

Roofing company failed to properly plan and supervise work at height which lead to a worker suffering life changing injuries after falling through a skylight

5 January 2017

Unprotected fragile roof panel

This case is a perfect example of why you need to carry out a risk assessment before working at height.

13 December 2016

Important Dates

Important dates for the Christmas period

16 November 2016

Contractor not competent to work on fragile roofs

Property managment company, director and self-employed contractor fined following fatal roof light fall.

17 October 2016

Horizontal Lifeline System

KeeLine incorporates enhanced features and a redesigned post and base plate for membrane roofs

29 September 2016

Maintenance worker fell through roof light

The latest company prosecution after a maintenance worker died falling through a skylight highlights the importance of making sure suitable protection is installed over fragile roof lights and skylights.

27 September 2016

Fragile roof light cover

Kee Cover has been designed specifically to protect roof lights and skylights on trapezoidal and standing seam roofs.

7 September 2016

Fall Protection Engineer

Carrying out installation of Fall Protection Products on sites as required throughout the UK.

6 September 2016

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting

Apprentice to work with and assist all members of the Contracts team

23 August 2016

Fatal fall through plastic rooflight

Two roofing companies and a director fined after a worker who was not trained to work at height fell through a plastic skylight while working on an industrial roof.

17 August 2016

Unsupervised work leads to fall

Risk assessments and safe methods of work were not followed

29 July 2016

Unprotected roof lights

Company prosecuted after worker died falling through a fragile roof light

19 July 2016

Fall through open skylight

A site manager who had a “total disregard of health and safety” has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a worker who fell through a skylight

14 July 2016

Fatal injuries in key industrial sectors

Provisional annual data for fatalities in the workplace have been released

20 June 2016

Assessing the risks

This article in June's RCI by Jason Godfrey explains the importance of following the hierarchy of control for work at height tasks

1 June 2016

Lack of planning for short term work

Firm fined for safety breaches after worker fell 7m

10 May 2016

Happy Anniversary Safesite

Fall protection specialists for 25 years

10 March 2016

Unsafe solar installation

Experienced roofer was walking on cement fibre sheeting when it gave way

15 February 2016

CSCS cards revoked

The CITB is revoking 4,615 CSCS cards following an investigation into fraudulent activity uncovered workers had paid to pass the test.

5 February 2016

Awards shortlist for Kee Gate

Kee Gate self closing safety gate is shorlisted in the Tomorrow's FM and Tomorrow's Health & Safety awards

27 February 2016

Workers placed in danger

Lack of edge protection leads to prosecution and fine for roofing company

4 January 2016

RCI Show 2016

Safesite is exhibiting on Stand F2 at the RCI Show 2016, Ricoh Arena Coventry from 27th to 28th January 2016.

15 December 2015

Poundworld fined over £63,000

Why you should only buy buying PPE from a supplier that can prove the product's authenticity and compliance.

10 November 2015

Meet the requirements of EN 14122-4

How to access a roof safely from fixed ladders and CAT ladders

9 November 2015

Fine for fall through fragile roof

Logistics firm fined £75,000 with costs of over £29,000 after an employee fell from a fragile roof.

28 October 2015

Health and safety statistics from the HSE

Work related ill health and injury is costing Britain £14billion a year according to the HSE

10 June 2015

Life changing injuries

Employee suffered life changing injuries following fall

8 April 2015

CDM 2015 Regulations

CMD 2015 came into force on the 6th April 2015

17 March 2015

Grossly inadequate precautions

Life changing injuries following fall through fragile rooflight

12 March 2015

Lack of edge protection

Company was well aware of the potential for the creation of risks of fall from height

16 February 2015

No edge protection

Roofer fined for risking the lives of his own sons after putting them to work at height with no fall protection in place

4 February 2015

No fall protection

Supervisor had no roofing or working at height qualifications