A roofer died in 2016 as a result of an eight meter fall from scaffolding, highlighting the dangers of impromptu modifications.
Scaffolding is a necessity for most construction projects – be it to build the upper storey, put the roof on, or simply to apply a finish to the external facade.
There are however many dangers associated to erecting these temporary structures.
Every year, tradesmen die from working on building sites. In 2020, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reported 53 work related deaths across all industries in ROI, with 15 of those happening on building sites.