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29 November 2018

THE LADDER Association is urging ladder users - and their managers and supervisors - to take a fresh approach to ladder training.

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30 October 2018

In 2017/18, 35 fatal injuries to workers were due to falls from a height. According to HSE, falls from height still remain the main cause of fatal accident for workers, with the construction industry held accountable for the highest number. 

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18 September 2018

Global safety specialist Kee Safety provides fall protection solutions that eliminate many of the unnecessary risks that are taken every day by people working at heights and complying fully with all relevant regulations.  

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24 July 2018

CLEANING AND support services organisation Not Just Cleaning Ltd (NJC), has announced that it has passed its recent audit to become an International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) member.

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27 March 2018

MSA’s eagerly anticipated attendance at the Health and Safety Event (NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 April) will be its first exhibition at a major event since its acquisition of Latchways plc in 2015 doubled its global fall protection business.

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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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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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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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01 November 2017

Speed is of paramount importance for suspended victims, before lack of circulation becomes critical.

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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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16 October 2017

Height safety specialist ESAT Safety Systems has secured major contracts with UK airports and a high street retail chain, after just 12 weeks of trading.

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29 August 2017

Slingsby says that it offers great choice, value and expertise in the supply of workplace equipment.

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19 July 2017

Access hire specialist, Facelift has announced the arrival of 10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 into the fleet.

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07 July 2017

Zarges has provided tips on the right approach to ladders according to the new ladder standard EN 131-1 and 2.

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04 September 2017

MSA Safety is launching its new V-TEC self-retracting lifeline (SRL).

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01 June 2017

The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce.

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19 June 2017

 MSA Safety's V-FORM is a new high-specification and competitively priced fall protection harness that carries a ten-year lifespan. 

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24 April 2017

MSA Safety is launching a new and simplified range of safety harnesses and self-retracting lifelines to offer its customers the full circle of fall protection solutions from engineered lifelines to permanent guard rails and full body fall arrest harnesses.

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18 April 2017

JSP will be showing its diverse range of above-the-neck PPE,  height safety equipment and traffic & site management products at Scotland Works.

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31 January 2017

Rental equipment specialist ESS Safeforce has opened its new state-of-the-art working at height training centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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FEATURES

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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

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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14 May 2018

Stephen Morris, UK fall protection technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, outlines the hierarchy of controls to follow when protecting against falls from 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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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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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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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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01 June 2016

A bespoke edge protection solution from Combisafe has protected workers during the fabrication of a 35 metre long pedestrian walkway at the new Crossrail Custom House station. International construction firm Laing O’Rourke, which won the contract to build the station next to the London Excel Conference Centre, turned to the company for its edge protection knowledge, which was required to guarantee worker safety throughout the project.

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14 April 2016

With falls from height accounting for nearly three out of 10 fatal injuries to all workers, and more specifically 50% of all fatal accidents in the construction industry, the safety of working at height can never be overlooked. Paul Bruton, product development director at Werner, discusses the importance of using the right access solution for the right job.

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08 April 2016

Edge protection is often used as a general term for the provision of guardrails and barriers in order to protect against falls, but according to Peter Bond, chairman, of the Edge Protection Federation, it is a widely varying work at height industry encompassing falls from a myriad of surfaces.

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03 December 2015

With the publication of its 2016 Yearbook, the NASC has unveiled details of the impending core scaffolding fall prevention guidance, SG4:15. So what does this mean and how will it affect you?

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03 December 2015

The London Olympics in 2012 was heralded as not just a great sporting, but also a great safety success. As the legacy of that global event is brought to life, the East London venue is being reborn as a sporting, leisure, cultural and technology centre of excellence, showcasing the best of British innovation. Fall protection is at the heart of this transformation.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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27 November 2013

Personal work platform to fit any ladder

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24 September 2013

For industrial protection in any environment

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker access

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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging access

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14 September 2018

CleanSafe the specialist contract applicator of Bonasystems, which protects natural and porous flooring such as stone, ceramic and porcelain from staining, soiling and water ingress.

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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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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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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

Industrial metalwork platforms & Gantries

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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

for all-round edge protection at height

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21 March 2018

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

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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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

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