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Hospital takes to the roof

21 May 2015

Southmead Hospital in Bristol has demonstrated its commitment to safe working at height for its maintenance staff by appointing Eurosafe Solutions to deliver a series of fall protection safety courses.

The company recently trained six maintenance personnel on the correct use of Latchways’ horizontal and inclined fall protection cable systems, as well as on fall arrest harness and lanyard usage, which are used to aid and protect workers carrying out maintenance tasks on buildings.  

Combining theoretical and practical training, the full day course has given Southmead Hospital’s maintenance staff an in-depth understanding of safe working at heights. The course included information on how to conduct pre-checks, how to clean, maintain and store equipment, as well as an overview of relevant health and safety legislation, including the Work at Height Regulation 2005. 
After completion of the course, the company presented all delegates with a certificate that is valid for three years. Further sessions have been planned for a number of other maintenance staff.
Eurosafe Solutions' training manager Andy Jennings said: "We tailor each of our training courses to our customer specifications, so that delegates have the right skills and knowledge to safely access their buildings and equipment."