Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - WORK AT HEIGHT - Category

FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL TO DEATH ON REFURB SITE

Posted on 31st January 2012
Workmen fell from the roof of the building under renovation

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INDUSTRY BODIES PUBLISH USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES

Posted on 13th December 2011
AIF provides seven free online work at height video tool box talks

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FREE ONLINE MOBILE ACCESS TOWER TOOLBOX TALK VIDEOS

Posted on 9th December 2011
ASMA issues two free videos tackling low level access and fall protection advice

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HSE SEEK WORK-HOME LINK TO REDUCE FALL DEATH-INJURY

Posted on 16th November 2011
Construction long term safety plan looks to engage wider society

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FATALITY: FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 10th November 2011
Workman has fallen to his death from building on Exeter retail centre

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HSE UPDATE FALL FAQS AFTER PHONE LINE CLOSURE

Posted on 14th October 2011
Falls from height updated web pages published after HSE Infoline shutdown

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NEW APPOINTMENT BY HEIGHT SAFETY GROUP

Posted on 11th October 2011
Work at height specialist announces appointment of former HSE expert 

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INCIDENT: FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 21st September 2011
Workman in serious condition after 10m fall from scaffolding

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STAIRCASE AND LANDING EDGE PROTECTION SOLUTIONS

Posted on 14th September 2011
Recent incidents highlight risk from open edges at staircase landings

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FORTH BRIDGE PAINTING CUT BY THREE FOURTHS

Posted on 10th August 2011
Innovative paint selection produces ‘win win’ on long-running safety issue

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DEBATE ON DESIGNER ROLE IN CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 13th July 2011
Access Industry Forum (AIF) publish designer conference debate online

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM AT EXPO 2011 REPORT

Posted on 28th June 2011
AIF provide comprehensive video account of work at height debates  

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WORKMAN FELL FROM MOBILE SCAFFOLD TOWER

Posted on 24th June 2011
Both legs and wrist fractured after 6m fall from tower in West Midlands town

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RESCUE AT HEIGHT INCIDENTS IN DUDLEY AND OTTAWA

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Incidents illustrate need to make plans for rescue when working at height

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H&S EXPO SEARCH FOR THE ‘HOLY GRAIL’ IN 2011

Posted on 24th May 2011
Industry bodies and HSE collaborate on reducing construction site falls

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INDUSTRY BODY PUBLISHES MOBILE TOWERS REVIEW

Posted on 23rd May 2011
PASMA and HSE agree on safety of methods for erecting and dismantling

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SAFETY NETS HOLD UP UNDER SCRUTINY OF RESEARCH

Posted on 10th May 2011
Combined fall of both materials and worker into safety nets is ‘problematic’

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TRADE BODY URGES RESTRAINT ON LOW ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 20th April 2011
Contractors urged to avoid one off designs and solutions for low access 

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HSE LAUNCH ANNUAL NATIONAL REFURB INSPECTION BLITZ

Posted on 8th February 2011
Smaller sites to come under close scrutiny on management of core site hazards

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WARNING ON UNSAFE CONSTRUCTION ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 8th December 2010
Concern over ‘cheap inferior’ access products flooding the UK market

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ACCESS INDUSTRY TRADE BODY TAKES ON NEW MEMBER

Posted on 11th November 2010
Edge Protection Federation (EPF) joins Access Industry Forum (AIF)

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM RESPONDS TO H&S REVIEW

Posted on 31st July 2010
AIF calls for Lord Young to focus on training, competence and accreditation

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NEW SPECIALIST SAFETY NET RIGGER QUALIFICATION

Posted on 16th June 2010
FASET launch new course on rigging safety nets from open steelwork

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ACCESS INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS

Posted on 16th June 2010
AIF publish working at height seminar videos online

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INDUSTRY BODY REVIEWS ACCESS TOWER STANDARDS

Posted on 8th June 2010
PASMA undertakes fundamental review of tower assembly methods

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ROOFING COMPANIES COME UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on 11th May 2010
HSE fear firms deliberately cutting costs by not using scaffolding

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LADDER ASSOCIATION PUBLISH NEW CODE

Posted on 11th May 2010
Leading ladder trade body code on using ladders sensibly and safely

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PREVENTING THE COLLAPSE OF SCAFFOLDS

Posted on 5th May 2010
Useful website provides source of guidance on securing scaffolds

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GUEST ARTICLE: COMPLIANT SCAFFOLD DESIGN

Posted on 19th April 2010
Scaffold planning and selection issues under spotlight

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CDM-C AND ACCESS BODIES FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Posted on 12th April 2010
Organisations combine on work at height best practice and competency

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REFURB AND ROOFING FIRMS FAIL SAFETY TEST

Posted on 2nd April 2010
Unsafe work at height and poor order prompt huge HSE enforcement

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GREATER MANCHESTER SITES FAIL SAFETY TEST

Posted on 16th March 2010
HSE inspection initiatives finds too many dangerous sites

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SCAFFOLD BOARDS SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 15th March 2010
NASC issues Safety Alert concerning defective scaffold board dangers

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HSE AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOINT WORKING

Posted on 26th February 2010
Birmingham developer highlights working together benefits

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HIGHER PERSPECTIVE ON LOWER FALLS

Posted on 23rd February 2010
Barney Green of Higher Safety takes a look at ‘low falls’

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PASMA WARNS OF LOW FALLS RISK

Posted on 17th February 2010
Trade association publishes new information DVD/CD on low falls

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NEW PHASE OF SHATTERED LIVES CAMPAIGN

Posted on 1st February 2010
HSE work at height access equipment Toolkit released

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STANDARDS FOR SAFETY NETS

Posted on 4th December 2009
Definitive standards for testing and repairing fall arrest safety nets

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SAFER ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Posted on 1st December 2009
Risk during rooflight replacement reduced by working from below

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FRAGILE ROOF SAFETY SOLUTIONS

Posted on 25th November 2009
What is needed to do to stop people falling through sheeted roofs?

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LADDER ASSOCIATION LEADER STEPS UP

Posted on 17th November 2009
UK trade body for ladders and stepladders appoint new chair

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LADDER SAFETY INITIATIVE RELAUNCHED

Posted on 4th September 2009
TV ‘star’ launches HSE safe working with ladders campaign

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NEW SCAFFOLDING COMPLIANCE TOOLS

Posted on 1st September 2009
Trade association launches useful tools for scaffolders and managers

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WORK AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

Posted on 24th August 2009
Construction industry conference examines work at height issues

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SUSPENSION TRAUMA FIRST AID GUIDANCE

Posted on 30th May 2009
Recommendations on response to suspension in harness

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DIGITAL SWITCHOVER WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 11th May 2009
TV aerial and dish installers subject to safety campaign

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FALLS FROM VEHICLES CASE STUDY

Posted on 30th April 2009
New case study added to HSE falls from vehicles webpages

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SAFETY NET ATTACHMENTS

Posted on 17th February 2009
Supplier warns of  “no testing” evidence for some devices 

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SCAFFOLDING BODY WARNS OF BOGUS ‘MEMBERS’

Posted on 13th February 2009
NASC promises legal action to defend membership status

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BELFAST FALL FROM HEIGHT INQUEST

Posted on 6th February 2009
Death of building contractor could have been prevented

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