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14 September 2022

When an employee enters a confined space to carry out works or inspections, how can you be sure they will come out alive and well? Alfonso Fernandez outlines the dangers and explains how to plan for the unexpected.

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03 February 2022

Arco Professional Safety Services has officially opened a new Safety Centre in Trafford Park, Manchester.

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03 March 2022

SLIP RESISTANCE for workplaces in the catering industry is regulated according to DIN 51130 and is divided into the slip resistance classes R9 to R13, with R13 being the highest slip resistance class.

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26 January 2022

IN NOVEMBER 2021, nearly 300 people united to help rescue a man from the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system near Penwyllt, Powys. The caver had fallen, leaving him trapped underground with severe injuries and at the centre of a rescue mission taking three gruelling days.

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03 December 2021

BSIF IS delighted to announce the launch of its new BSIF Height Safety Group Website!

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14 November 2021

WORKING AT height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries, with the highest number of falling from height accidents occurring in the food sector, construction sector and agriculture (HSE).

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22 June 2021

DAVID GRAY, the managing director of TB Davies (Cardiff) Ltd has become the vice chairman of the Ladder Association.

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15 December 2020

2020 HASN'T brought great news at all for many of us, and sometimes it’s difficult to think positive after the year everyone has had. With this in mind we thought it’d be a perfect time to share some success stories and achievements. One of which is the managing director of Ladderstore, Gail Hounslea.

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16 December 2020

LADDERTAG IS a robust and highly visible system, instantly showing the ladder is in date for it’s thorough examination, the ladder's inspection period and a guide to the pre-use and in-use visual inspections to be carried out by the operative.

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23 November 2020

A COMPANY set up because its founder promised a fellow serviceman a job would be waiting for him after the Second World War, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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02 September 2020

KEE SAFETY is merging four of its Scottish-based businesses into one large fall protection company. This will allow the company to create new employment opportunities, invest in new technologies and deliver a more efficient operation.

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05 October 2020

VALE ENGINEERING has a solution for almost any winter maintenance requirement. Its Liquid De-icer/Snowbrush Mini-Tractor Combi solution, for example, is designed specifically for cycleways.

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15 July 2020

Luton-based Stanley is advocating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to protect workers.

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08 July 2020

As forklift trucks go in and out of facilities to transport goods, the wheels allow dirt and water to migrate into your facility. This can create a dangerous environment and increase the likelihood of serious injuries. Waterhog Forklift Mats can prevent these problems.

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08 July 2020

Spills of hazardous materials occasionally happen and can lead to serious consequences including contamination or pollution incidents. They can also lead to injuries resulting from slips or falls as one accident leads to another.

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15 June 2020

In these challenging times for our industry, high quality technical support is more valuable than ever. Adam Buxey, Altro’s new technical services manager, has provided insight into how Altro has embraced new ways of working, and tailored its support to meet the ever-evolving demands of an industry needing to work smart.

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22 May 2020

With many businesses planning for a phased return to work after the COVID-19 lockdown, Cabletrail has a range of products available now to ensure your site is kitted out and is deemed safe for your employees and site visitors. Tailored packages can be made for your specific needs enabling you to single source.

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24 March 2020

Online and live product demonstrations have been a part of everyday life at LOBO for over 12 months.

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24 March 2020

Fatigue Lock interlocking rubber floor tiles are one of the newest additions to COBA Europe’s anti-fatigue range of safety matting.

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24 March 2020

Flotex Naturals is the new range from Forbo Flooring Systems.

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FEATURES

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14 February 2022

When working at height, it is important to consider all potential requirements such as height safety PPE, provision for rescue, safe access, installed lifeline systems, dropped object prevention, training and inspection. Peter Upcott provides an example of height safety simplified.

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10 February 2022

Falls from height can result in life changing injuries and can be fatal. Hugh Owen looks at how to reduce the risk when employees have to work at height.

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02 December 2021

This article from the BSIF will help you understand best practice for those designing, installing, maintaining and inspecting anchor devices and systems.

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29 September 2021

Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace mishaps and can come at a high price for the liable business, NHS and the injured individual. While many view them as inevitable, James White explains that in most cases they are completely avoidable. And it all starts with proper floorcare provisions.

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11 August 2021

A fall from height can result in major injury and can be fatal. Sarah Baker provides an insight into choosing the correct equipment when working at height.

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10 May 2021

A recent webinar, sponsored by MSA Safety, explored the dangers of working at height and how using the right protection can help ensure the safety of your employees. Health and Safety Matter’s Editor, Kelly Rose was joined by Sam Thomas, safety fall protection systems and solutions sales leader at MSA, Andy Wedgwood, product sales manager at MSA and Roy Wilders, manager of RSSS at the BSIF.

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12 April 2021

NASC Members' excellent safety statistics are no accident. Simon Robinson gives details of the latest safety report, which shows that members are working to the highest standards.

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16 March 2021

This month we put Gail Hounslea in the spotlight to find out how she became the first female chair of the Ladder Association and what she thinks are the greatest challenges in the working at height sector.

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19 October 2020

In the movies slipping on a banana skin can be very humorous, but Alistair Simpson recognises that it is no laughing matter if it happens in the workplace and can be very costly both for the individuals and companies involved.

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07 October 2020

In the latest webinar, Sam Thomas explored the common, and sometimes overlooked, risks and challenges of working at height in the industrial sector. He was joined by Alan Murray of the BSIF.

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05 February 2020

Harnesses play a vital role in safely arresting a worker's fall, so it is essential that the equipment undergoes regular inspections and tests. Here, Daniel Harrison gives an insight.

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06 February 2020

Despite years of advancements in occupational health, falls are still the most common type of injury experienced by workers. Add height into the equation, and you increase the risk of fatality or life-long care. Dr Karen McDonnell looks at the prevention strategy campaigns and the stories behind the statistics.

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04 December 2019

For the past 44 years, Paul Bruton has been a key figure within both the industry, providing expert knowledge and insights to trade bodies, as well as in his role at WernerCo. In his role as chairman at The Ladder Association, he has supported the organisation in tackling key issues facing the industry. Here, Paul reflects on his time within the industry and what he expects is still to come ahead of his retirement in June 2020.

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23 July 2019

Taking risks at work can have a life changing outcome, as Jason Anker reveals after being left in a wheelchair for life after falling from a ladder. Here, he tells his story.

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31 January 2019

Preventing slips and trips require a combination of risk assessing work areas and ensuring potential hazards are well-managed. According to Peter Upcott, the correct safety footwear the right safety footwear can help workers stay safe.

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10 January 2019

Fatigue at work is a serious problem that is often not given the recognition it deserves, yet it can cause both personal and organisational ill health in many ways. The right safety footwear can help reduce fatigue at work says uvex.

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12 October 2018

Falls from height are still the main cause of deaths in industry. Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are specifically designed to safely conduct temporary work at height and have been recognised as such by safety bodies across Europe, says Andrew Delahunt.

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12 October 2018

Chris Kendall looks at the latest developments in UK and European standards and guidance as they affect some of the different disciplines and product sectors represented by the Access Industry Forum (AIF).

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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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02 October 2013

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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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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

57m Straight Telescopic Diesel Boom Lift

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19 March 2020

The only harness offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender.

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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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25 August 2016

14m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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02 October 2013

Drainage systems tailored to your requirements

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25 August 2016

22.5m Diesel Scissor Lift

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24 September 2013

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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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05 March 2018

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24 June 2019

Our most popular Hi Vis vest starting from as little as 95p is highly versatile and economical, suitable for numerous applications

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24 September 2013

Kee Access® fittings are used to create safety handrailing that complies with the UK Equality Act (previously DDA).

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05 March 2018

From 1" to 6" in a wide range of material options, TODO-MATIC® Dry-Break® couplings offer advanced fluid handling solutions for a diverse range of industries.

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