Roofing company fined $13K for lack of fall protection at 2 sites

One worker removed harness, another not connected to lifeline

Navco Construction has been fined $13,179.


WorkSafeBC inspected a site where this firm was conducting roof repairs. A worker was observed on the roof of the three-storey duplex. The worker was not using a personal fall protection system and no other form of fall protection was in place, which exposed the worker to a fall risk of about 9.1 metres (30 feet).


At a second work site, the firm was replacing the roofs of multiple two-storey buildings at a townhouse complex. WorkSafeBC observed one worker temporarily remove a fall protection harness while working on a 6:12 roof. A second worker was observed wearing a fall protection harness but was not connected to a lifeline. No other form of fall protection was in place, exposing the workers to a fall risk of about 7.6 metres (25 feet.).


The firm failed to ensure fall protection equipment was used, a high-risk violation. The firm also failed to provide its workers with the information, instruction, training, and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety. These were both repeated violations. 

Source: WorkSafeBC