Confederation of Roofing Contractors
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January 2018 – Issue 3

In This Issue

  • Confederation of Roofing Contractors – 2018
  • How can we help you more?
  • Safeaid UK – Health and Safety Alert
  • December new members
  • Roof of the Year 2017
  • Brexit – A blueprint for small business survival

Confederation of Roofing Contractors

Happy New Year from all of us here at the Confederation of Roofing Contractors, we hope it is a happy, healthy and prosperous year for you all.

Last year was a brilliant year for us in gaining a record number of members! We really believe in ridding the roofing trade of its bad reputation with providing hard working, vetted, professional roofers.

We also achieved over 9600 connections on LinkedIn, greatly increased our overall social media presence, introduced a new more professional website and our membership directory went out across the country promoting our members from which we seem to have had a great response.

2018, we are coming for you!

How can we help you more?

As your trade association, we are continuously looking for ways to help you and your company however we can.

We would welcome any feedback or ideas on how we can help you more in 2018.

All ideas welcome no matter how big or small.

Please e mail or call 01206 30660.

Safeaid UK – Health & Safety Alert

Two Companies have been fined after a court heard how a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile roof.

The Court heard how the self-employed worker was removing a roof when he fell over three metres onto concrete flooring below.

The worker suffered with multiple injuries including a broken collar bone, broken ribs, a partial collapsed lung and a head injury. I am unsure to how the employee is currently as limited information is available however we do wish him well.

The HSE investigated the accident and found the work was not properly planned or supervised  and not carried out in a safe manner.

One of the defendant companies failed to ensure they nominated a competent contractor to carry out the work. The work was then carried out under the control of the second company without any scaffolding or safety precautions to prevent falls from height.

The principal company pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and has been fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,800.

The contractor carrying out the work pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (1) of the Work at Height Regs 2005, and was given a 3-month sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs of £2,500.

Get it right first time by planning, consulting, providing the correct equipment with information and instruction to do the job right.

If you need any help then please contact Matt Baker at SafeAid UK Limited to help you plan and protect for the future. SafeAid UK Limited will get your Health & Safety to a level second to none, and will help prevent accidents like these from happening.

If we could be of further service or advice regarding  Health & Safety for your company, then contact Matt at SafeAid UK on:

Tel: 01206 842282 ~ 0779 538 5380

Email: info


New Members – December

We would like to welcome the following as our members; we know that their professionalism and hard work will be a credit to our industry.

  • West End Roofing & Building Services – Mem No: 7444 – London
  • Graphite Installations Ltd – Mem No: 7445 – Essex
  • Get Work – Mem No: 7446 – London
  • Oakleaf Roofing Ltd – Mem No: 7447 – Northamptonshire

Roof of the Year – 2017

The winning roofs from the year were put on our site and advertised on social media for the whole of December until 8th January for the general public to vote for.

It was very close between the winner and the two runners up, who both receiving the same amount of votes and were only 10 votes away from the winner! Heaton Wilson Roofing won the FREE years membership and their certificate has been sent out in the post. Both Runners up Emerald Flat Roofing and D.Adams and Sons Roofing Ltd also received their certificates for display.

Winner: Heaton Wilson Roofing

Runner Up 1: Emerald Flat Roofing

Runner Up 2: D.Adams & Sons Roofing Ltd

Entries are now being received for January, all of this year’s winners will be entered into Roof of the Year 2018 of which the winner will get a FREE years membership. Please enter online or by e mailing

Brexit – A blueprint for small business survival

This is your personal invitation to attend the first workshop.

We know that small business owners don’t always have the time or resources to effectively lead and manage seismic changes in the marketplace and your business; therefore, we have made it our mission to help you navigate your way through and beyond Brexit!

This series of workshops are for you, if you want to:

  • know how to be Brexit-ready;
  • understand fully your current business situation;
  • identify and evaluate the best way forward;
  • understand how to maximise your existing client base;
  • attract new clients; and
  • create an effective plan;

We hope you’ll find time to attend this very important series of workshops, after all failing to plan is planning to fail.

The first workshop will take place at the Risley Hall Hotel, close to Junction 25 of the M1.  Book now and take advantage of our early bird offers.

Should you have any questions, please let us know.

Kind regards

Terry & Peter

Construction Leaders Club