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Monmouth Roofing Firm Prosecuted For Unsafe Work

A roofing firm has been prosecuted for allowing workers to carry out work in an unsafe manner.

An investigation carried out by the HSE revealed that the work which was being carried out on a house roof did not have adequate safety measures in place.  It was also found that a worker had been injured in a falls accident about five months ago.

The HSE prosecuted Newlook Roof Coatings Ltd following a complaint which was made regarding work being carried out at a detached house in Stourport.

On June 20, 2013, Kidderminister Magistrates’ Court was told that two employees made use of unsecured ladder to reach the top of the roof to paint and clean the tiles.

There was no scaffolding to prevent falls accidents.

The court was also told that the roofing firm had been in court before.  This was regarding a falls accident which involved a 26 year old employee.  The incident happened in 2011 in Cirencester when an employee had fallen from the roof of a house.  The company had failed to provide adequate protection from falls from heights.

Lee Hanson suffered cuts and bruises and broke his right wrist.  He was only able to return to work after six weeks.

Newlook Roof Coatings Ltd admitted to breaching two sections of the Work at Height Regulations.

The company was ordered to pay a fine of £11,500 and an additional £6,737 in costs.