WernerCo announces £10 million investment plan

WernerCo has announced a £10 million investment plan, including the relocation of its UK distribution centre to a new purpose-built facility.

Fatal fall from height leads to sentence for roofer and scaffolder

Philip Drinkwater from Prestige Roofing and Dean Glen from DDP scaffolding have been sentenced following a fatal fall from height at a property in Wimbledon.

NJS (Scotland) fined after worker falls through cement sheet roof

NJS (Scotland), an asbestos removal company, has been fined £8,000 after one of its workers fell off a garage roof, injuring his back.

Construction firm fined for not complying with work at height regulations

Ron Richardson Construction pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (1) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,342.

Avonside Group wins Health & Safety Gold Award

Avonside Group has secured the NFRC Health and Safety Gold Award 2020 in the UK Roofing Awards.

The benefits of an integrated safety helmet and visor solution

With the various benefits it offers, demand for integrated head and face protection has never been so high. Contractors have begun to recognise the value of equipping workers with fully integrated solutions and considering this, there is also the hope that the efficacy and safety of PPE is placed firmly at the top of the agenda for purchasing policy. A white paper from safety company MSA Safety explains more.

More than half of metalworkers admit their tools are not fit...

Fifty-two percent of metalworkers admit they believe the tools they are using are not ‘fit for purpose,’ according to research from FEIN.

Screwfix launches is Trade Apprentice competition for 2021

The Screwfix Trade Apprentice annual award is returning for its seventh year, offering a hefty cash prize to celebrate the next generation of tradespeople as they aim for recognition at the start of their chosen careers.

Working at height with sealants and adhesives

Roofing contractors can save time, waste and money by choosing the right sealants and adhesives for the job, explains Scarlet McAleese-Banks, marketing director of Hilton Banks.

LEISTER redefines hand welding

Leister’s UNIDRIVE 500 is a reliable and economical semi-automatic welder that gives the user more automation than hand welding, whilst complimenting automatic welding.