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24 January 2023

NEW MATS accredited Rooftop Worker – Safety & Access has been added to Heightec's course portfolio.

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04 January 2023

SLIPTEST HAS been busy putting together lots of content for their new YouTube Channel, with the goal of helping people to understand and manage all things slip risk!

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07 December 2022

SIGN UP for JSP’s series of online Webinars designed to help you make a more informed choice about your selection of PPE. Learn about the latest legislation with advice direct from UK’s leading ‘above the neck’ PPE manufacturer.

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29 November 2022

MANUFACTURING ELECTRICAL components is fraught with risks to both the equipment and the engineers. Sudden electrical discharges (ESD) can fry sensitive electronic components, and standing for long periods of time at workstations or switchboards can cause joint and muscle aches for the workers.

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16 November 2022

The latest issue of Connected, The Reset Journal is available to read online now.

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02 November 2022

SLIPTEST USES both The Pendulum Tester and SlipAlert Tester to determine the slip resistance of a floor surface.

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18 October 2022

GUARDIAN IS excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive dropped object prevention program into the Europe and International markets. Over 40 of the most popular dropped object prevention items, including the patented Quick-Switch Tool Transfer System, are now in-stock.

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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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FEATURES

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01 December 2022

The construction sector is among the most dangerous industries in Britain and working at height is the leading contributor to on-site fatalities. Peter Upcott says that by following best practices around work safety and managing dropped objects, the risks can be mitigated.

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18 October 2022

Simon Ash shares how selecting the right safety footwear can help reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workplace

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11 October 2022

Having the right footwear is one of the measures that can help avoid slips and trips in the workplace. James Abbott explains what you need to know about slip resistant footwear.

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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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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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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25 August 2016

14.2m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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02 March 2018

Hose and Cable management is a major factor in health and safety in the workplace and the Kiowa AV Slow Retraction reel is a must.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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05 March 2018

Workwear providing maximum protection for welders, electricians, industrial workers and groups exposed to electrical hazards, fire and heat risk, liquid chemicals and harsh outdoor environments.

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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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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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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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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

Kee Klamp® fittings offer a flexible, versatile solution for the construction of tubular structures, including safety railing, handrail, guardrail and barrier solutions.

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25 August 2016

13.3m Diesel Articulated Truck Mounted Platform

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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