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    WORK AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    Construction industry conference examines work at height issues

    The Association for Project Safety (APS) and the Access Industry Forum (AIF), along with Working Well Together (WWT), have joined forces to present a work at height conference – with associated exhibition and live demonstrations – at Lingfield Park Racecourse on Monday, 28 September 2009.

    The event is entitled Working at height: Know it all …think again! and will address the key issues facing CDM duty holders involved in the construction sector.

    An line up of recognised experts in their respective fields will address:

    • an update on guidance relating to scaffolds, SG04:05 (by NASC);
    • the planning and management of safety net installations (FASET);
    • fall prevention when using mobile access towers (PASMA) and
    • staying one step ahead with ladders (Ladder Association).
    • HSE will bring delegates up-to-date with recent cases and prosecutions.

    Other conference highlights are:

    • AIF information booths to advise on training and best practice. 
    • external demonstration areas featuring, amongst other work at height equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mobile access towers.
    • demonstration of rope access down the front face of the racecourse grandstand arranged and managed by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA).

    Roy Blamey of APS said: “Our aim is to keep delegates informed of the latest news, information and developments when it comes to working at height. We believe the combination of formal conference papers and live demonstrations will make it a must-attend event.” For more information, or to book, please contact the organiser, Tony Baker, on telephone 01273 595743 or email abaker@aatcl.org.uk

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