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UK: spotted by the public

UK: spotted by the public
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An alert member of the public in Staffordshire reported a man working on a house roof without fall protection, resulting in a conviction for his employer.

The September edition of SHP reports that a passer-by was concerned because the man was jet-washing a pitched tiled roof with no edge or other fall protection in place. Photos were supplied to the regulator, which upon investigating found the man's employer, Roof Right UK Ltd, routinely put staff into this situation for roof cleaning work.

The HSE imposed a prohibition notice until such time as scaffolding or other suitable controls was installed. The company was fined £10,000 (Stafford Magistrates' Court, 6 August).

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Roof Right UK Ltd
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