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14 December 2023

ARCO PROFESSIONAL Safety Services is expanding its equipment hire capabilities nationwide with new funding into four fully stocked hire centres in key locations across the UK.

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19 November 2023

SHOCKING STATISTICS from the HSE reveal that in 2022, there were 135 fatal work-related incidents in the UK. 40 of these were due to falls from height, making up 30% of the fatal work-related injuries.

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23 October 2023

ONE OF the most critical points regarding safety equipment is to eliminate the risk and ensure your crew stays safe. But does your current equipment provide all of those? Compare it with MSA Safety’s Dare to Compare solution.

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07 September 2023

ONE OF the most critical points regarding safety equipment is to eliminate the risk and ensure your crew stays safe. But does your current equipment provide all of those? Compare it with MSA Safety’s Dare to Compare solution.

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24 April 2023

THE SAFETY Rocks team will be in Birmingham this week for the Health and Safety Event 2023.

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20 February 2023

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

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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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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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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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FEATURES

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25 March 2024

Falls from height continue to be the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the UK. The latest figures show 40 workers were killed as a result of falling from height in 2022/23, a stark 51% of total construction fatalities*. Ben Haughton explains how fall protection solutions play a key role in safety.

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22 November 2023

The fall protection industry is developing training programmes to provide career paths – via Trailblazers – to ensure the competence of the workforce. Graham Willmott provides an update.

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18 October 2023

If you spend most of your time on a construction site, you’ll know that hitting your head can be part of the job. Most of the time, it’s minor bumps, but sometimes it can be harder hits. Common accidents can be knocks to the side of the head, falling objects, slips, trips or falls. These can be angled impacts, and angled impacts can create a rotational motion, explains Chris Tidy.

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24 August 2023

Recent legislation changes highlight architects’ responsibilities for ensuring robust fall protection in building design. So, what do you need to be aware of if you’re the lead designer or architect? Stuart Pierpoint offers the insider’s guide on what you need to consider with fall protection systems.

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05 June 2023

A looks at how architects can rise to the challenge of choosing the right fall protection system. We find out more from Stuart Pierpoint.

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18 May 2023

Working at height can be risky enough, without the additional danger of poor-quality ladders. Here, Peter Bennett explains why the Government must clamp down on online marketplaces selling substandard imported telescopic ladders.

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17 February 2023

Falls from height are once again the leading cause of fatalities, according to the Health & Safety Executive’s latest statistics. What can the construction sector do to change this? Ruth Armstrong and Kate Oliver explore the options.

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19 June 2023

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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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02 October 2013

Lightweight mobile step units for top loading tanker access

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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08 November 2018

The First Aid at Work course is designed to help employers meet legal requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and is formally certificated by the First Aid Industry Body (F.A.I.B. approved).

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24 September 2013

KeeGuard® Topfix is a roof edge protection solution for metal profile and standing seam roofs

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24 September 2013

For industrial protection in any environment

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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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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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25 August 2016

70m Truck Mounted Platform

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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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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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21 March 2018

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

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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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19 March 2020

The only harness offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender.

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25 August 2016

14.2m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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