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FREE TRAINING MATERIALS ON WORK AT HEIGHT

Industry access body provides range of useful online videos

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) publishes a comprehensive set of FREE “Video Toolbox Talks” providing objective and accurate information on product specific working at height issues.

The material is broadcast via online video with short and concise information on specific working at height subjects presented by AIF members. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long supported by an online test facility to allow the user to validate their understanding of the topic.

The material can can be viewed free online or a copy of the video on disc (including the specific PowerPoint file and the relevant test paper) can be purchased for a nominal amount.

The latest videos are illustrated below

Safety Nets Maintenance

Safety Nets
Maintenance and test requirements

Steeplejack Best Practice

Steeplejacks
Best practice guidance

Preventing MEWP entrapment

MEWPS
Preventing entrapment using a MEWP

Ladder Inspection

Ladders
How to inspect your ladder

MEWPS Rescue Planning

MEWPS
Planning an emergency rescue using MEWPS

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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Posted on 23rd June 2017

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UK contractors clarify skill cards needed on CDM 2015 projects

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Posted on 21st June 2017

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Posted on 21st June 2017

CIVILS FIRMS PAYS PRICE OVER PUBLIC DANGER

Fencing wire struck member of public relaxing in own garden

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Posted on 20th June 2017

DELAYED RESCUE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH AT HEIGHT

MEWP operator died trapped between controls and roof beam

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Posted on 20th June 2017

CLIENT FINED UNDER CDM 2007 & CDM 2015

Construction work must be properly managed from outset

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Posted on 19th June 2017

WORKMAN BURNED WHILST CUTTING LIVE CABLE

Firms to pay £500,000 over unsafe system for electrical work

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Posted on 19th June 2017

WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 8M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Steel fabricators fined over unsafe short-term roofwork

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Posted on 19th June 2017

HOMES FIRM DIRECTOR CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Excavation collapse dangers ignored by director and digger operator

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Posted on 14th June 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th JUNE 2017

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Posted on 14th June 2017

BOSS AND FOREMAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Safety standards allowed to fall despite HSE enforcement action

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Posted on 10th June 2017

WORK AT HEIGHT ADVANCES HIGHLIGHTED AT EXPO

Access Industry Forum (AIF) puts height safety first at Expo 2017

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Posted on 9th June 2017

PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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Posted on 9th June 2017

MANUAL HANDLING OFFENCE FINED £67,000

Significant risk in handling excavator wheel not avoided or assessed

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Posted on 8th June 2017

COMPANY RELIED UPON EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Lack of precautions to prevent fall through fragile rooflight

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Posted on 7th June 2017

CLIENT FAILED TO APPOINT COMPETENT CONTRACTOR

Contractor receives prison term whilst CDM client fined £160,000

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Posted on 7th June 2017

PUZZLES HELP DELIVER CITB AND NEBOSH COURSES

Innovative new tool available to support effective H&S training

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Posted on 7th June 2017

NEW DUMPER TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

Manufacturer promises greater visibility, stability and operator protection

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Posted on 7th June 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th JUNE 2017

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Posted on 7th June 2017

NEW GUIDE ON GUILTY PLEA SENTENCING

Sentencing Council guidelines may assist corporate H&S offenders

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Posted on 6th June 2017

MAJOR CONTRACTOR RESPONDS TO ‘BEARDS BAN’ BLAST

Union calls for dust elimination and consultation before imposing ban

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Posted on 5th June 2017

CONSTRUCTION DEATHS TUMBLE IN 2016/17

Latest HSE latest records suggests substantial drop in worker fatalities

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Posted on 5th June 2017

WRONGLY INSTALLED MACHINE SEVERED HAND

Manufacturer instructions not followed during saw installation

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Posted on 2nd June 2017

LACK OF SITE FENCING LED TO TRENCH DROWNING

Vulnerable member of the public died in flooded excavation

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Posted on 2nd June 2017

NEW HSE ENDORSED MEWP GUIDANCE FOR MANAGERS

Securing safe plant and operation set out in new industry guide

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Posted on 2nd June 2017
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