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), an asbestos removal company, has been fined £8,000 after one of its workers fell off a garage roof, injuring his back.
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.
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.
Fifty-two percent of metalworkers admit they believe the tools they are using are not ‘fit for purpose,’ according to research from FEIN.
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.