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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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02 February 2018

The high visibility mat from Kleen-Tex Industries is a bright, eye-catching way to make sure your important safety message gets noticed.

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25 January 2018

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries, accounting for an average of 40 fatal injuries per year (28 per cent of the total) and of these, just under half were in the construction sector.

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31 January 2018

Ahead of the new European ladder safety legislation, EN 131-1 and 2, Zargres has launched the R13 stepladder to encourage safer working at height.

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25 January 2018

D-marc are in the business of making roofing work safer, both here in the UK and overseas.

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23 January 2018

How can you prevent forklifts bringing in dirt and water from outside?

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05 January 2018

COBA Europe has published a new catalogue to promote its latest range of floor safety products. It includes a wide choice of anti-fatigue and slip-resistant matting options, as well as GRP sheets, stair treads and nosing, and PVC strip curtains. 

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12 December 2017

MSA Safety’s Latchways Constant Force post for Kalzip standing seam (65/400) roofing has successfully completed all Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) testing and approvals.

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12 December 2017

Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries making up 37% of all accidents and resulting in approximately 50 deaths a year.

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12 December 2017

Ahead of the new European ladder safety legislation, EN 131-1 and 2, coming into force in January, Zarges has launched the R13 stepladder to encourage safer working at height.

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03 January 2018

Steadfast, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied and installed its KeeLine lifeline solution to Pik-a-Pak to provide effective fall protection for employees who access to the roofs for maintenance and inspection work.

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12 December 2017

COBA Europe has published a new catalogue to promote its latest range of floor safety products. It includes a wide choice of anti-fatigue and slip-resistant matting options, as well as GRP sheets, stair treads and nosing, and PVC strip curtains. 

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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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FEATURES

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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24 September 2013

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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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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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

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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25 August 2016

20m Diesel Boom Lift

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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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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24 September 2013

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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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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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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27 November 2013

Fitted with Stabilisers and Levellers

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22 September 2016

This is our flagship product. Made with our patented NITREX® polymer, this super strong (6.0 mils) powder free nitrile glove boasts 3 times the chemical and puncture resistance of a comparable thickness latex or vinyl glove. These gloves feature our grip rite finish for secure handling and dexterity even when working with fine objects. 

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07 July 2016

The Skipper post & base system is the amazing system for the successful Skipper product line. Its great versatility allows it to be used on both hard and soft ground, indoors and outdoors.

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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