Rogue TV aerial traders targeted

PUBLISHED: 12:31 18 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 10 June 2010

COWBOY TV aerial and satellite dish installers in Exmouth are being targeted by Devon s health and safety watchdog.

COWBOY TV aerial and satellite dish installers in Exmouth are being targeted by Devon's health and safety watchdog.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities are taking part in a joint safety campaign during the digital switchover.

Over the next few months officers will be making contact with electrical retailers and installers to provide advice and self-check guides and is part of a wider project to raise safety standards across the country.

The campaign will give safety tips for those who work on roofs and weed out rogue traders who may be taking advantage of the changes and cutting corners, putting themselves and others at risk.

Devon's HSE inspector, David Cory, said: "We expect any aerial or satellite installer to be appropriately trained.

"In the past, ladders have not been secured and falls or serious injuries, some resulting in death, have occurred...

"There have been some fatal incidents to aerial installers as well as serious injuries elsewhere in the country and we don't want this to happen in Exmouth.

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