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Roofer caught on camera in unsafe working conditions

6th December 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

An roofer has been caught violating health and safety regulations for the second time, thanks to a council official who just happened to be passing by as the unsafe work was going on.

The official took pictures of Amarjeet Singh, from Southall, and at least two other men carrying out work on a roof with no provisions to protect them from falling or safety signage to warn others.

Mr Singh, who was working through his company VS Multani Roofing Contractor, pleaded guilty to two separate breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

He was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £688 in costs. VS Multani had previously received enforcement action for breaches of safety law covering work at height, which Mr Singh had evidently ignored.

Jack Wilby, HSE inspector, said: “Working at height on a roof without adequate means to prevent persons, materials or equipment from falling is simply unacceptable. The consequences of such a fall can be life changing and potentially fatal, and there is no excuse for compromising safety.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801669650-ADNFCR


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