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Company fined after unsafe work on roof

Mr Shea of Blackmoor Roofing, based at Petersfield Road, Greatham, Liss, Hampshire has been fined after workers were spotted removing roof tiles without scaffolding or safety barriers to prevent them falling.

One man was reportedly standing on the wet roof with no safety barriers or scaffolding, another was in the raised bucket of a digger taking tiles from the roof, while a third was on top of a long ladder throwing wall tiles down to ground level.

Mr Shea pleaded guilty to breaching regulation 25(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. He was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,497.

HSE Press Release.

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