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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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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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20 January 2020

Kee Safety now offers 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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02 October 2013

for all-round edge protection at height

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02 October 2013

Manual & pneumatic for top loading tanker 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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19 March 2020

The only harness offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender.

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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 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

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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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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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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02 October 2013

For easy loading of goods and safe bridging 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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02 October 2013

Lightweight mobile step units for top loading tanker access

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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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