HSE Update

There has been an HSE update enforcement action relating to working on fragile roofs, working at height and accidents with plant and vehicles.

This included a window fitting company (GFT Frames Ltd). They were fined £6,000 plus £9,953 in costs and the principal contractor at a construction site being fined £20,000 with £9,953 in costs under the CDM Regs 2007.  This was for safety failings after a worker fell a total of 3 metres whilst installing glazed units in a block of flats under construction.

The employee had been carrying window frames through the stairwell of the block of flats under construction. There were no stairs in place, just a ledge which was part of the structure that would act as a landing half way up the stairs once they were installed. After completing the unloading all the frames, the employee and colleague were accessing the first floor, up through the void.   As Mr Sheppard climbed onto the first floor from the ledge, he slipped, falling approximately 1.7 metres back to the landing and then a further 1.3 metres to the ground floor. He sustained two fractured ribs and a broken thumb.

The HSE investigation found GFT had failed to properly plan, supervise or carry out the work at height in a safe manner under the Work at Height Regulations 2005.  Furthermore the principal contractor had failed to plan manage and monitor the construction phase and failed to provide workers with a site induction.

Waller Associates

In 1993 Steve Waller started Waller Building Services after training as a quantity surveyor. Over the next few years the company grew and it was in July, 2000, when the decision was made for Waller Building Services to become a Limited company.  Therefore Waller Associates Limited was set up and Waller Building Services became a trading division within that company. In 2010, an opportunity arose that dove tailed well with the existing company structure.  A long established local Glazing company went into administration which produced the need for a commercial and domestic glazing supplier in the area.  Their commercial glazing manger, Paul Hayward, liked the way we operated as a company and therefore a new division was formed.

Waller Building Services

Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.

Waller Glazing Services

Our glazing projects include window, door and also glass repairs. We also carry out complete window and door installations. You can see examples of our glazing works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Building on Trust….

Waller Building and Glazing Services is registered to Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. We are also approved by Kent County Council. Waller Associates is a company that you can trust. We would be happy to give you a quotation on any size of works. You can See examples of our building works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435. Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

 

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