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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.

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.

Stay safe with Snickers Workwear’s protective wear solutions

Snickers Workwear promotes staying safe and comfortable on-site with its range of clothing.

Government responds to petition calling for measures to combat tool theft

A campaign called noVANber has petitioned the government to examine ways of preventing vehicle theft, by calling for a review of current vehicle theft prevention methods, tighter regulation when it comes to the selling of second-hand tools and greater minimum fines for those convicted of tool theft.

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.

The ultimate choices in work trousers from Snickers Workwear

New styles, new designs and Snickers Workwear’s most advanced work trousers yet – with four-way stretch

BLM British Lead announces partnership with Monument Tools

The collaboration will create British-made specialist leadwork and roofing tools

Makita launches new 40V brushless circular and reciprocating saws

Makita UK has added the HS004G Circular Saw and JR001G Reciprocating Saw to its new XGT 40V Max range of high-performance cordless tools.

Working at height safely and securely

According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over the last five years there has been an average of 36 construction-related fatalities to workers and five to members of the public. Almost 50% of deaths over the same five year period were due to falls from height.

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.