B.C. roofing company fined $19K

WorkSafeBC observed multiple work at height violations

Milne Roofing has been fined $18,663 by WorkSafeBC.


An inspector observed three of this firm's workers moving and stacking tiles on a 7:12 sloped roof at a work site. None of the workers was using a personal fall protection system and no other form of fall protection was in place, exposing them to a fall risk of about 7.7 m (25 ft.).


At another work site, WorkSafeBC observed two of the firm's workers on a 6:12 sloped roof. The workers were wearing fall protection harnesses but were not connected to lifelines, and no other form of fall protection was in place. This exposed the workers to a fall risk of about 6.1 m (20 ft.).


WorkSafeBC also observed that worker access to the roof at this site was via an unsecured, non-compliant ladder. The firm failed to ensure fall protection was used, a repeated and high-risk violation.


The firm also failed to ensure that non-self-supporting ladders projected 1 m (3 ft.) above the upper landing and were sufficiently secured. 


Source: WorkSafeBC