Roofing boss prosecuted for putting staff at risk

Roofing boss prosecuted for putting staff at riskThe boss of a roofing company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after failing to put safety measures in place during a potentially dangerous job.

Rajveer Goraya, trading as Taj Construction Roofing, was taken to court by the HSE after one of its inspectors observed a lack of safety measures in place when work was taking place on a roof in Stanmore, Middlesex.

City of London Magistrates’ Court heard that four workers were left at risk of falling, with no scaffolding or edge protection in place.

Mr Goraya, who lives in Hayes, was found guilty of breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and fined GBP5,000 with costs of GBP13,743.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Jack Wilby said: "Work on a roof without safety measures to prevent people falling, such as scaffolding, is unacceptable."

He noted that a lack of protection also puts those on the ground at risk and said accidents involving falls are often "life changing".

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