Contract Award - Heathrow
WPA's London Service Centre have increased their client portfolio with the contract award for their new client RJB Stone.
The contract which consists of replacing 264 rooflights, has the added complication of the rooflights being incorporated within a fragile asbestos-cement roof. The latest figures published by the Health & Safety Executive show that falls through fragile roof materials could equate to nearly a quarter of fatal accidents in the construction industry.
WPA proposed Filons Fixsafe rooflight replace system which has been designed to allow profiled roofsheets or rooflights to be replaced from below, eliminating the need to access dangerous fragile roofs, thereby increasing safety for maintenance operatives and equipment erectors.
The HSE has responded positively to the introduction of the Fixsafe system as a means of allowing those involved in repairing fragile roofs to work fully in compliance with Regulation 9 of the Working at Height Regulations, 2005.
By greatly reducing the risk of serious injury or death, WPA continue to offer peace of mind to employers and building owners when repair work is required.
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