A fresh drive is under way to formally resolve the division of on-site roof truss health and safety responsibility between truss fabricators and building contractors.

The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) is in discussions with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to iron out the problems.

“Too often truss deliveries arrive on site to find uneven parking, no provision for mechanical off-loading and inadequate labour,” said the TRA.

“The delivery driver is then faced with the invidious choice of observing – or even taking part in – unloading the trusses unsafely or driving off with his load still on the lorry.”