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Gray and Adams To Pay Fine For Not Abiding By Safety Measures


Gray and Adams were found guilty for breaching a safety regulation and were fined consequently.

Dailycsr.com – 24 September 2015 – The roof assessment pointed out that a “freight trailer manufacturer” had been identified for having “fragile roof” which is a risk factor and is not a recommendable practice. Consequently, on the basis of failure in implementation of the control measures, the said company was fined.
In an inspection conducted by the inspectors of HSE, they found that a worker named John Strachan fell from the roof and fractured his hand. This incident occurred in the month of December 2013, when he was “working on the roof of Gray and Adams’s factory” which is situated in Aberdeenshire’s Fraserburgh.
As per the news that reached the “Peterhead Sheriff Court”, fortunately Strachan didn’t fall through the “asbestos cement sheeting” roof.
Moreover, there was also a “risk assessment” conducted by “Gray and Adams”, according to the evaluation the workers required a harness protection while they worked on the roof and as pointed by HSE it was “correctly identified”. However, due to the lack of “anchor points” the attachment of harness didn’t take place and no attempt was made to fix one, while there was no warning notices that would alert the workers that the “roof was fragile”. In fact, makers of Trailer overlooked the “fragile roof risk assessment”.
Furthermore, the investigations carried out by HSE retrieved the information that all roof related work such as “installation, maintenance and cleaning” used to take place with the help of “crawling boards” that were placed on the roof. Nevertheless, the crawling boards were not enough safety measures which could prevent people from falling from the roof.
Following the mishap of Strachan, the Gray and Adams were found “guilty” for “breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Working at Height Regulations”; therefore the company had to pay a fine of “£5,300”.