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02 November 2017

As of 1st October 2017, CITB requires that CSCS card applicants need to prove they have the training qualifications required for their job. Working with CITB, HCL Safety (MSA Britain) has developed and introduced a course dedicated to work at height safety installation for its employees - ‘HCL Fall Arrest Systems Training’.

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01 November 2017

Speed is of paramount importance for suspended victims, before lack of circulation becomes critical.

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01 November 2017

TB Davies Next generation fibreglass steps, developed to comply with the latest EN131-2:2010+A2:2017 standards, offer five sizes with Swingback and Platform variants.

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01 November 2017

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there are approximately 622,000 cases of reportable work-related accidences occur in the UK each year. Such accidents often involve ladders.

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31 October 2017

It is crucial to ensure that your property upholds health and safety regulations, not only to protect employees and the public from injury, but also to prevent you from facing expensive charges and fees.

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31 October 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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31 October 2017

U-Power has introduced eight totally metal-free styles in its best-selling RedLion range of safety footwear.

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18 October 2017

Safety matting specialist COBA says it has an effective safety matting option for virtually any environment including GRP anti-slip products, available as sheets, stair treads or stair nosing.

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16 October 2017

Height safety specialist ESAT Safety Systems has secured major contracts with UK airports and a high street retail chain, after just 12 weeks of trading.

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18 September 2017

High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins.

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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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FEATURES

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30 October 2017

London Bridge is the fourth busiest railway station in the country, with more than 54 million passengers passing through every year. As Network Rail nears completion of a £1billion redevelopment, Chris Shaw speaks to MSA Safety about the fall protection requirements associated with such a project.

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30 October 2017

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) fatal injuries report 2016-2017 reveals a dramatic reduction in the number of falls from height. Dominique Vansteenkiste, high-risk safety leader EMEA at Honeywell Industrial Safety, believes it's time to give workers at height an edge over risk.

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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27 November 2013

Fitted with Stabilisers and Levellers

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24 September 2013

For industrial protection in any environment

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07 July 2016

The Skipper magnetic receiver clips allow the tape end to attach direct without the need for another Skipper unit.

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27 November 2013

Personal work platform to fit any ladder

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07 July 2016

The Skipper recycle bin is a robust and durable attachment for multi-purpose waste and recycling use.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 10.00m - 43.15m

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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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25 August 2016

70m Truck Mounted Platform

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24 September 2013

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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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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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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24 September 2013

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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07 July 2016

Skipper is the unique way to cordon off any area, creating safer environments with high visibility retractable 9m tape.

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