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07 August 2018

Safesite, a supplier of fall protection solutions, has provided Roehampton Sports and Fitness Centre with a collective roof edge protection system that ensures optimum roof top safety for maintenance and inspection teams.   

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26 July 2018

AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access, both part of the AFI group of companies, have delivered the height required for Swindon Town FC at their ground The Energy Check County Ground Stadium.

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24 July 2018

ARCO LAUNCHES its new collection of slip resistant footwear, introducing new athletic styles from the TROJAN range.

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11 July 2018

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE can be major involving significant production processes, or consist of minor check and repairs between flights.

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24 July 2018

BUNTING MAGNETICS has supplied bespoke ferrite magnets to Tidi-Cable for its newly released Tidi-Patch Magnetic.

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24 July 2018

A COMBINATION of safety products from Kee Systems have been installed at the Twinings facility in Andover to provide an edge protection solution for staff members accessing the rooftop.

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24 July 2018

THE INCREASE in alcohol being consumed in UK pubs, bars and restaurants over the summer could spark an increase in slips, trips and falls.

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24 July 2018

CLEANING AND support services organisation Not Just Cleaning Ltd (NJC), has announced that it has passed its recent audit to become an International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) member.

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05 June 2018

Arco Hose Division, the UK safety expert and one of the country’s largest industrial hose distributors, continues to provide an extensive range of efficient hose reels, ensuring workplaces are free from obstructions and compliant to health and safety standards.

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27 April 2018

Kleen-Thru Plus is an all-rubber matting that is designed exclusively for professional kitchens and bars.

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05 May 2018

ZARGES, the access, packaging, transportation and storage specialist, has signed up Key as its latest partner, giving more companies and individuals access to its wide range of high quality ladders, platforms and transportation cases.

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27 March 2018

MSA’s eagerly anticipated attendance at the Health and Safety Event (NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 April) will be its first exhibition at a major event since its acquisition of Latchways plc in 2015 doubled its global fall protection business.

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14 March 2018

As part of a branch event programme, IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) invited industry specialists TB Davies to present a work at height update on changing ladder and associated access equipment standards.

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02 March 2018

SlipTest frequently see customers paying for anti–slip treatments as a first port of call when trying to reduce the risk of a slip, but simple improvements to a current cleaning regime can take a floor from a high risk of slip to a low risk of slip without any of the additional cost. 

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02 March 2018

Over a third of all injuries reported annually are caused as a result of a slip or trip at the workplace. Skyhook, established in 2004, has come up with a product specifically designed to prevent these unfortunate mishaps.

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06 February 2018

Scaffolders and other construction sectors working at height can now benefit from an exclusive new scheme offered by insurance specialist BBi Berns Brett.

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05 February 2018

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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05 February 2018

Although safety flooring can be amongst the most demanding types of flooring to clean and maintain Altro is said to provide one of the best solutions when it comes to slip-resistant safety flooring where the risk of slips and trips must be minimised. 

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05 February 2018

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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05 February 2018

Due to the ever increasing popularity of its patented anti-slip treatment, initially aimed specifically at all surfaces manufactured from steel checker-plate steel,  the Thermapply Group has now launched this as a separate specialist division, under the trade mark CheckerSafe.

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FEATURES

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24 May 2018

The risk of slips, trips and falls on the level is a year-round issue. Andrew Ashford, director, Griffin Safety Training, provides some top tips on how to reduce the risk of their occurrence in the workplace

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24 May 2018

Alex Markham, height safety product and training manager at JSP, offers advice on how to select the correct safety harnesses and lanyards for the task at hand

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25 April 2018

Scaffolding, scissor lifts and cherry-pickers might be the more instantly recognisable types of access equipment, but the popularity of rope access techniques is undoubtedly on the rise. Berenice Northcott, managing director of Access North Structures, explores the safety benefits of this discreet alternative, particularly when it comes to complex structural maintenance

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26 January 2018

A staggering number of falls from height continue to be linked with fragile roofs. Employers are being faced with harsh fines and court appearances due to unsafe working conditions and not following the correct procedures for employees to remain safe. Soni Sheimer, general manager at Easi-Dec, takes a look at the range of options and solutions that are available when working at height

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14 May 2018

Stephen Morris, UK fall protection technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, outlines the hierarchy of controls to follow when protecting against falls from height

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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27 November 2013

Personal work platform to fit any ladder

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24 September 2013

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging access

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02 March 2018

Hose and Cable management has now become a major factor in health and safety along with improving efficiency in the workplace.

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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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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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25 August 2016

17m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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25 August 2016

57m Straight Telescopic Diesel Boom Lift

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07 July 2016

This environmentally friendly road light is a multifunctional LED warning light that is fully rechargeable.

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24 September 2013

Free standing non-penetrative roof edge protection, foldable to protect buildings aesthetics and easily re-erected when required. Complies with EN 13374.

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27 November 2013

Fitted with Stabilisers and Levellers

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07 July 2016

The Skipper road cone is a revolutionary two-piece cone that outperforms its competitors in all areas.

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05 March 2018

Handle-Tech Hose & Pipe Safety Handles are an innovative tool designed to improve safety and efficiency for manual handling of hose and pipe.

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24 September 2013

A modular easy to install walkway system. Kee Walk® provides a safe, anti-slip, level surface for anyone who needs to access a roof in the course of their work. Compliant with the test requirements of EN 516:2006 Class 1-C.

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