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20 September 2017

There’s a misguided belief that ladders with hoops will protect workers from falls from height. In 2004 The HSE undertook tests to determine what, if any, protection hoops do offer. The results were as expected. Ladders with hoops/cages will ultimately cause the worker more injuries and make a rescue of any kind very difficult, explains Safety At Height.

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19 September 2017

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the single most common cause of injuries at work, and account for over a third (33%) of all major work place injuries.

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19 September 2017

When protecting yourself at height while loading having the optimum handling and protection equipment is imperative.

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19 September 2017

The International Design Awards (IDA) fundamentally exists to recognise, rejoice and promote legendary design visionaries. It’s a set of ‘Design Oscars’ that truly celebrates the original and the best work in any given creative field.

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19 September 2017

Independent waste management group CSG, whose business includes a major off-mains drainage maintenance operation, plans to deploy a new “potentially life-saving” device specifically designed to prevent falls into open septic tank manholes. 

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18 September 2017

Major manufacturing companies across food, automotive, tier 1 suppliers, electro mechanical, pharmaceutical, plastics, packaging and aerospace rely on ProfilGate to control contamination and dust.

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19 September 2017

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries in the workplace and cause many accidents every year. The correct choice of safety flooring is vitally important.

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01 September 2017

For effective fall prevention in tanker access systems, you need folding stairs. These are retractable stairs used for tanker top access.

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29 August 2017

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

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21 August 2017

Steps and platforms are vital to working efficiently in a warehouse, production facility or workshop. However, new purchases of access solutions require extensive planning and long lead times before they can be delivered.

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19 July 2017

Access hire specialist, Facelift has announced the arrival of 10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 into the fleet.

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20 July 2017

The Oxford Plastics StrongWall heavy duty plastic pedestrian and traffic safety barrier is a barrier system designed to meet the demands of providing safe access for pedestrians through road or construction works.

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20 July 2017

One year on from the biggest overhaul of UK Health & Safety regulations and much has changed with the introduction of ‘unlimited’ fines for offences.

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20 July 2017

Dust mats often go unnoticed when entering a commercial building, however they play an important part in health and safety.

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18 July 2017

Do you have problems keeping your facility or warehouse clean and safe? If you use forklift trucks to move goods from the outside and back into your warehouse, then this could well be a major source of the problem.

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04 September 2017

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient and cost effective solution for accessing roofline level when carrying out gutter, soffit and fascia replacements.

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18 July 2017

Award-winning Altro XpressLay safety flooring has been used throughout a £25 million secondary ‘super school’ in North Wales. At 4,500m2, it is the biggest ever Altro XpressLay installation in the North West.

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16 August 2017

Norbord's factory in South Molton is beginning to use video drone technology to help identify and reduce the risk of working at heights.

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07 July 2017

Zarges has provided tips on the right approach to ladders according to the new ladder standard EN 131-1 and 2.

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04 September 2017

MSA Safety is launching its new V-TEC self-retracting lifeline (SRL).

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FEATURES

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15 September 2017

Slips, trips and falls are acknowledged as preventable, but can associated quality costs be measured?

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20 September 2017

Maureen Kelso, head of standards & verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), takes a look at the causes of slips, trips and falls and how to reduce the risks.

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24 July 2017

By definition, working at height refers to any task that takes place in a location from which a person could fall and be injured. As Amanda Bowles, HSEQ advisor at HSS Hire explains, there are many safety hazards involved in this kind of work.

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11 July 2017

Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations can often be viewed as little more than a 'tick box exercise’. Fall protection specialist MSA Safety warns Chris Shaw that this attitude must change.

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30 May 2017

Falls, slips and trips account for more than a third of all UK workplace injuries, with fork lift truck drivers and warehouse staff ranking highly among them. HSM examines the facts, and provides advice for supervisors, drivers and all employees who work alongside fork lift trucks.

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17 April 2017

Ken Diable, managing director at Heightsafe Systems looks at why regular testing and inspection is essential to ensure that your fall protection systems remain compliant.

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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07 November 2016

Light weight basic evacuation chair with standard seat with extra fixation, armrests and footrest. The headrest is padded (upholstered) for extra comfort and the Anti-slip on operating handle and lower frame ensures easy and safe handling.

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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 Skipper magnetic support brackets hold the Skipper unit in place without the need for a cone or post.

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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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12 December 2013

All the versatility of a Little Giant in super strong Fibre Glass. Together with the tough hinge you have the most compact, versatile and durable fibre glass ladder in the world.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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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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07 July 2016

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

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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25 November 2016

Reach heights 3.60m - 5.10m

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25 August 2016

14m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging access

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24 September 2013

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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