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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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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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14 July 2020

A transportation vehicle is a ‘place of work’ and potentially can be more dangerous than some other working environments.

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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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13 February 2020

The preference from the ‘Health and Safety Executive’ is that access to high level areas are either restricted or prevented with plant placed at ground level. However, when access is required for complying with roof warrantees and also the clearing of debris with other maintenance issues, this is often impossible to achieve. Safetyworks & Solutions MD Marco Norman provides an insight.

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04 February 2020

ALTHOUGH A common perception of health and safety legislation is that it can be excessive and onerous, it is important to remember that it exists for a very important reason – to prevent injury and loss of life. Kate Breslin, product manager at SGS, looks at the processes and procedures that should be implemented to create a safer working environment and why, when it comes to slips, trips and falls, creating an active culture of reporting and prevention should be adopted.

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09 December 2019

Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, offers the KeeGuard, a free-standing roof edge protection system that can keep workers on the roof safe without damaging the roof itself.

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17 December 2019

First Mats is delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new range of floor cable protectors to complement the company’s existing selection of floor matting safety products.

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17 October 2019

Inspace Partnerships, a specialist service provider to the social housing market, has purchased an innovative work platform to assist employees when working at height.

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07 November 2019

Kee Walk Step-overs from Kee Safety are modular, off-the-shelf step-overs that provide a safe means of access where obstructions exist on a roof, such as pipework, plant equipment and conduits.

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02 September 2019

A solution from Safesite is enabling Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to ensure that videographers filming sessions at its training grounds can do so safely from the building's rooftops.

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09 September 2019

Rubber Matting is one of the most essential pieces of equipment a Kitchen can use to increase safety. Find out how Rubber Matting can boost safety and hygiene for you and your staff.

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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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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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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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24 September 2013

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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27 November 2013

Fitted with Stabilisers and Levellers

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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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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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27 November 2013

Personal work platform to fit any ladder

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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging access

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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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25 August 2016

14m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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21 March 2018

The Cygnus control panel combines simple installation and user control with optimum performance.

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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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24 September 2013

For industrial protection in any environment

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19 March 2020

The only harness offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender.

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25 August 2016

70m Truck Mounted Platform

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