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What is the true definition of ‘working at height’?

Bob McFarlane | 07 Apr 2022

Falls from a height continue to be the most common kind of fatal injury in the workplace for the 4th year running - with 171 fatal injuries from 2016-2021 being due to falls from a height. You may be ...

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What is the main legislation that covers work at height?

Bob McFarlane | 07 Apr 2022

In 2005, the Work at Height Regulations (2005) were introduced to ensure the safety of those who work at potentially dangerous heights and they are still in place today. What does all this legal jargo...

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Working at height training: How should you train your team?

Steve Knight | 10 Aug 2021

According to HSE, you should be taking vital steps to protect your team when working at height. One way to minimise the likelihood of an accident is through the use of a Fall Arrest System.

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How to Develop Your Working at Height Rescue Plan

Steve Knight | 20 Jul 2021

The HSE and Work at Height regulations 2005 state that all regulations apply to situations ‘where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.’ And, as an employer although it is importa...

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How to maintain your safety harness

Steve Knight | 06 Jul 2021

Sometimes, working at height is unavoidable. And, if you’re working from a substantial height, the 3 points of contact rule is no longer enough to ensure the safety of you and your team.

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Ladder safety: Is '3 points of contact' good enough?

Steve Knight | 22 Jun 2021

In accordance with UK guidelines, the ‘3 points of contact’ rule is seen as sufficient when climbing ladders, the rule was mainly aimed at temporary ladder access (step ladders, extension ladders, etc...

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What are the 3 types of fall protection systems?

Steve Knight | 15 Jun 2021

In a 2020 report, HSE discovered that one-quarter of fatal workplace accidents in 2020 were falls at height, the largest single cause of fatal accidents in UK workplaces. This poignant statistic is ma...

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3 Common Accident Types Related to LOLER

Andy Hemsworth | 02 Jun 2021

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) have long resulted in safer lifting practices in the workplace, and have undoubtedly saved many lives.

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How to get the best deal on your crane maintenance

Stephen Gillions | 14 Apr 2021

When purchasing a crane, you typically receive servicing and maintenance contracts included in the price. Once their warranty expires, instead of looking around the market for a different, more experi...

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