Roofing bosses skip scaffold to speed up invoices

A roofing contractor and its two directors have been sentenced after admitting working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester during a major refurbishment job.

In 2015, a member of public witnessed and photographed unsafe work at a construction site in Manchester and reported it to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The Manchester Magistrates Court heard that the photograph showed Jake Clarke, one of a pair of directors from Enviroply Roofing Limited. Aaron Hepworth, his fellow director was also spotted walking along a beam to pass something to Clarke even though there was nothing to prevent or mitigate a fall from this beam. Continue reading