A local authority is to increase safety measures around scaffolding after loose tiles fell from a property.
Donna Girling, who lives on Smithfield Drive, told of the “agonising process” of repairs currently being undertaken at her council-owned property.
Due to construction work on the roof of her house, the mum-of-three has experienced loose tiles and rusty nails falling into the garden, as well as damp in her bedroom.
Donna, who lives with her son Corban, 18, and granddaughter Kyia, 7, has been forced to move her bed into the kitchen to allow for continued works.
She said: “There isn’t any netting around the scaffolding and I’ve had to stop Kyia and her friends next door from playing on the trampoline. One tile came very close to hitting my son and if he had taken one step further… I can’t think what could have happened.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The contractor is repairing the roof and the scaffolding which has edged protection will be further enhanced.
“The work was carried out in accordance with guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive.”
Donna, 45, who is a registered carer for her granddaughter, also described her horror at finding asbestos workers operating on her front door.
She said: “I am a carer for Kyia and if a workman requires protective clothes, surely we do too?”
The council spokeswoman added: “As the work was being carried out externally, it was not considered necessary to provide the resident with a full detailed description of the works.”
Donna added: “It has been an agonising process.
“With the recent wet weather, and the roof not being water-tight, it has been seeping through and I’ve often slept on the couch.
“We’re getting nowhere and just want someone to take responsibility for the problem.”