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.
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.
Incident was 'avoidable'
Companies are being told to make reasonable checks when it comes to competency
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!
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.
Campaign set to continue
The HSE have already carried out over 2,000 inspections nationwide.
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.
Company ignored HSE notices
Roofing company prosecuted after numerous complaints by public about dangerous work at height
Managing work at height
A simple infographic showing how to plan and select the right equipment when working at height.
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
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
Unprotected fragile roof panel
This case is a perfect example of why you need to carry out a risk assessment before working at height.
Important dates for the Christmas period
Contractor not competent to work on fragile roofs
Property managment company, director and self-employed contractor fined following fatal roof light fall.
Horizontal Lifeline System
KeeLine incorporates enhanced features and a redesigned post and base plate for membrane roofs
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.
Fragile roof light cover
Kee Cover has been designed specifically to protect roof lights and skylights on trapezoidal and standing seam roofs.
Fall Protection Engineer
Carrying out installation of Fall Protection Products on sites as required throughout the UK.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting
Apprentice to work with and assist all members of the Contracts team
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.
Unsupervised work leads to fall
Risk assessments and safe methods of work were not followed
Unprotected roof lights
Company prosecuted after worker died falling through a fragile roof light
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
Fatal injuries in key industrial sectors
Provisional annual data for fatalities in the workplace have been released
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
Lack of planning for short term work
Firm fined for safety breaches after worker fell 7m
Happy Anniversary Safesite
Fall protection specialists for 25 years
Unsafe solar installation
Experienced roofer was walking on cement fibre sheeting when it gave way
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.
Awards shortlist for Kee Gate
Kee Gate self closing safety gate is shorlisted in the Tomorrow's FM and Tomorrow's Health & Safety awards
Workers placed in danger
Lack of edge protection leads to prosecution and fine for roofing company
RCI Show 2016
Safesite is exhibiting on Stand F2 at the RCI Show 2016, Ricoh Arena Coventry from 27th to 28th January 2016.
Poundworld fined over £63,000
Why you should only buy buying PPE from a supplier that can prove the product's authenticity and compliance.
Meet the requirements of EN 14122-4
How to access a roof safely from fixed ladders and CAT ladders
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.
Health and safety statistics from the HSE
Work related ill health and injury is costing Britain £14billion a year according to the HSE
Life changing injuries
Employee suffered life changing injuries following fall
CDM 2015 Regulations
CMD 2015 came into force on the 6th April 2015
Grossly inadequate precautions
Life changing injuries following fall through fragile rooflight
Lack of edge protection
Company was well aware of the potential for the creation of risks of fall from height
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