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08 March 2017

In 1936 the homogeneous flooring Mipolam from international flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor was launched. According to the company, the past eighty years has been a legacy of providing a product that’s always been fit for purpose, delivering high levels of hygiene protection and durability to a host of market segments.

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08 March 2017

Altitec, the distributor and service provider for Actsafe Ascenders in the UK, Ireland and the Baltic countries, has delivered 2 units to JV Price, specialists in commercial window cleaning and property maintenance.

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08 March 2017

The winter months are tough on many surfaces, and with the low temperatures and wet conditions it’s no surprise that so many wooden bridges suffer from rot and dangerous slippery conditions. This leads to higher levels of accidents and injuries.

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07 March 2017

Slingsby says that it offers great choice, value and expertise in the supply of workplace equipment. 

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07 March 2017

A fixing solution for rooftop solar panels that protects a roof’s warranty as well as preventing structural damage has been developed by MSA Safety.  

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01 March 2017

SkyTel, the latest material handling attachment from Nationwide Platforms, has been designed for the safer and more efficient handling of mobile telecom antennas. 

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28 February 2017

The innovative DSL2 – Dynamic Self Retracting Lanyard – the first in the market that beats the requirement of EN355 by a massive 50%!

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02 March 2017

The muggi tray is designed to provide a safer way of carrying drinks in the workplace. 

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06 February 2017

Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all. Anti-fatigue mats are nearly always supplied in a limited choice of sizes, meaning you must fit around them, rather than the mats fitting around how you work.

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06 February 2017

Taylor Hobson’s Surtronic Duo is widely used in conjunction with the HSE Slip Assessment Tool (SAT), software for the assessment of slipping accident risk. Suited to flooring measurements due to its ‘remote control’ operation, the Surtronic Duo uses familiar smartphone technology for improved performance.

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06 February 2017

Surface care specialist Fila has introduced a new formulation for its protective dirt-barrier treatment – FILASTOP DIRT.

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31 January 2017

Rental equipment specialist ESS Safeforce has opened its new state-of-the-art working at height training centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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31 January 2017

Using tools at height constitutes a serious hazard. Even heavy duty hard hats offer little protection against equipment dropped from an elevated working point.

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31 January 2017

With the growing popularity of insulated panels in modern construction, UK specialist ISD Solutions, which recently completed a high bay energy-efficient cold storage warehouse extension for Turners (Soham), warns that poor awareness of product and installation standards, combined with stringent health & safety requirements, risk the safety of site personnel and projects.

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20 February 2017

The LOBO System is a work platform scaffold product that combines the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems, but it is said to be much more versatile, and no assembly tools are required.

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19 January 2017

Dropped object prevention platform www.preventdrops.com launched...

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04 January 2017

A leading UK forklift attachment company is preparing for another busy winter season by helping its clients tackle hazardous icy conditions.

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08 December 2016

Nationwide Platforms’ latest innovation in safety, SkyScreen, was recently introduced on the construction of London’s iconic Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre by main contractor Kier, in order to minimise the risk of objects being dropped from the basket of an access platform when working at height.

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08 December 2016

Specified correctly, stair nosings make a significant contribution in making a staircase safe for users, according to Quantum Profile Systems.

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07 December 2016

The Mini Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) from MSA Latchways' product range has proved to be one of the most successful work-at-height product launches of the year, according to the company.

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FEATURES

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01 December 2016

PASMA, the trade association representing the international mobile access tower industry, has confirmed that Tower Safety Week 2016 - which ran from 14-18 November - was the most successful and best supported event yet. This year’s campaign took as its theme Working Well With Towers.

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22 November 2016

Site safety is a key priority for Kier Construction, part of Kier Group and one of the major developers and leading operators in the UK construction sector. With building work booming in the capital, Kier Construction London partnered with Honeywell to develop a bespoke training package to raise awareness of onsite hazards and minimise risks during work at height operations. 

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23 November 2016

One of the smaller trade associations in the work at height sector, FASET is nevertheless one of the most industrious when it comes to developing guidance and best practice for the safety net rigging and temporary safety systems industry.

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27 October 2016

Access for maintenance on the roofs of commercial buildings is a critical health and safety concern. But, says John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, businesses must ensure the fabricator they use for access metalwork complies with the appropriate legislation.

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27 October 2016

Slips, trips and falls count for around half of the recorded workplace injuries, so how can these numbers be kept down in the treacherous conditions of a harsh winter? HSM speaks to Richard Burroughs sales director at Gritit.

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27 October 2016

Slips, trips and falls far outnumber any other kind of accident in the workplace and are costing the UK economy in excess of £1billion each year, not to mention the impact the resulting personal injuries can have on the workforce. Sibtain Naqvi, UK product marketing manager for Workwear, Mats and Washroom at Berendsen, looks at why these incidents are happening and how they can be prevented with mats.

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05 September 2016

Integrating cleaning methods in the design process of tall or signature buildings could further improve safety when window cleaning at height. Darran Yates of Incredible Window Cleaning discusses how the rules can be re-written.

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07 September 2016

Leading safety equipment expert OnSite Support is urging construction firms and organisations with staff working at height, to help reduce the risks of someone getting seriously injured this summer from falling tools and equipment.

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01 June 2016

The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors).

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01 June 2016

Even in 2016, falls from height remain one of the most common causes of injury and fatality at work, accounting for nearly 30% of injuries to workers. According to Latchways' head of sales (UK and Ireland), Jonathan Seymour, a three pronged approach to fall protection is required: engineering innovation, compliance & regulations and representative test methods.

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01 June 2016

Working at height is obviously a dangerous business, but it’s not just the obvious risks that lead to accidents. Jeremy Dugan, EMEAI training leader at Honeywell Safety Products, explores some of the more unusual risks that working at height can present, and how safety managers can prepare for and protect their workers accordingly.

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01 June 2016

A bespoke edge protection solution from Combisafe has protected workers during the fabrication of a 35 metre long pedestrian walkway at the new Crossrail Custom House station. International construction firm Laing O’Rourke, which won the contract to build the station next to the London Excel Conference Centre, turned to the company for its edge protection knowledge, which was required to guarantee worker safety throughout the project.

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27 May 2016

One of the biggest shakeups in decades of the way that companies are sentenced for health and safety breaches came into force in February this year. Now, any case that comes to court will be tried under the new guidelines - including slips, trips and falls. HSM asks Christian Harris, commercial director at Bonasystems what’s new?

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03 August 2016

Emma Currie, CEO of Acting Up strives to inspire change in health and safety using drama, story telling and film. Emma believes that - more than just a statistic - slips, trips and falls speak volumes about who you are.

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27 May 2016

With slips, trips and falls combined accounting for more than a third (36%) of all major injuries reported each year, Alastair Hall, head of health & safety at Citation, says it's imperative that both employers and employees are aware of preventative measures.

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14 April 2016

With falls from height accounting for nearly three out of 10 fatal injuries to all workers, and more specifically 50% of all fatal accidents in the construction industry, the safety of working at height can never be overlooked. Paul Bruton, product development director at Werner, discusses the importance of using the right access solution for the right job.

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08 April 2016

Edge protection is often used as a general term for the provision of guardrails and barriers in order to protect against falls, but according to Peter Bond, chairman, of the Edge Protection Federation, it is a widely varying work at height industry encompassing falls from a myriad of surfaces.

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03 December 2015

With the publication of its 2016 Yearbook, the NASC has unveiled details of the impending core scaffolding fall prevention guidance, SG4:15. So what does this mean and how will it affect you?

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03 December 2015

The London Olympics in 2012 was heralded as not just a great sporting, but also a great safety success. As the legacy of that global event is brought to life, the East London venue is being reborn as a sporting, leisure, cultural and technology centre of excellence, showcasing the best of British innovation. Fall protection is at the heart of this transformation.

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17 September 2015

Andy Ash-Vie, managing director of Harken Industrial UK, looks at how innovative load management technology is creating safer working environments at height, whilst improving efficiency and productivity.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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02 October 2013

Lightweight mobile step units for top loading tanker access

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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging access

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24 September 2013

Kee Klamp® fittings offer a flexible, versatile solution for the construction of tubular structures, including safety railing, handrail, guardrail and barrier solutions.

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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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27 November 2013

Personal work platform to fit any ladder

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24 September 2013

KeeGuard® is a free standing collective fall protection system that does not penetrate the roof membrane. The system is fully tested and meets or exceeds current roof top safety requirements. Complies with EN ISO 14122 Part 3 and EN 13374 Class A.

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07 July 2016

The safety dispenser provides easy access to safety equipment such as ear buds and safety goggles.

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25 August 2016

57m Straight Telescopic Diesel Boom Lift

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07 July 2016

This A4 sign holder is designed for use with the Skipper unit.

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25 August 2016

17m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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24 September 2013

KeeGuard® Topfix is a roof edge protection solution for metal profile and standing seam roofs

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24 September 2013

Kee Lite® aluminium fittings offer flexible solution for the construction of gigh corrosion resistance safety railing, handrail, guardrail and barriers. Kee Lite® components are made from a high grade Aluminium Silicon Magnesium Alloy.

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07 July 2016

The suction pad holder/receiver is designed for use with the Skipper XS unit (although it can be used as a standard tape receiver).

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