Unfortunately scaffolding is sometimes required to complete the work safely. Where this is required, this is sourced through an independent supplier, costs for which are passed through with no additional margin.
We recognise this can significantly add to the cost but the health and safety of our employees, customers and the general public is paramount to us and we cannot take short cuts. It also exposes us to prosecution with unlimited fines and potential imprisonment should we fail to comply current Health and Safety Legislation.
Our current insurance cover includes:
Public liability Insurance cover in place for £2 million – this covers Benjamin James Roofing Limited for injury, disease or damage to people we do not employ, for example visitors.
Employee liability Insurance cover in place for £10 million - this covers Benjamin James Roofing Limited for injury or disease to people we employ.
Health and Safety is taken very seriously for obvious reasons particularly given the inherent risks involved in working at heights. Our current competences include:
Fully trained for working at heights – this means we have attended and passed courses on the legislation, accident statistics, working at height procedures, types of work platforms, ladders and trestles, roof work and bad practices
Asbestos Aware certified – in accordance with regulation 10 of the control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and supporting ACOP L143 work with material containing asbestos PASMA competent – this means we have passed written and practical examinations in the use and erection of towers from the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufactures’ Association
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us for an informal chat