Health & Safety

Keep off the grass

Builders in Plymouth came up with an ingenious way of avoiding walking on the grass while carrying out repairs to roof tiles on a block of flats; they constructed a scaffold walkway that is 30ft high and 60ft long. The towering walkway allows…

Working at Height Forum 2015

The 2015 Nationwide Platforms Working At Height Forum attracted a record number of attendees in October, with more than 220 industry delegates arriving to show their support. The event took place at The Belfry Hotel in Warwickshire and proved…

Scaffolding Firm Fined After Worker Killed In Fall

A scaffolding firm has been fined over £60,000 after one of their employees suffered a fatal fall when the ladder he was using collapsed underneath him.   Graham Readfearn was working on a loft conversion in the area of Chorlton, Manchester…

Hospital for Scaffold Worker after 6 Metre Fall from Scaffolding Tower

A worker was rushed to hospital with potential head injuries after falling six metres from a scaffolding tower on the 26th June. The incident took place on the Newmarket Road, Cowlinge so it was the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust…

Working At Height Still A Major Cause Of Injury

Falling from height is the most common cause of death in the workplace and counts for almost a third of workplace injuries in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). New figures released by the HSE for the past year indicate…

The Future Of Scaffolding Safety? | Health and Safety

London-based company SafeTime have been crowned the winners of the prestigious 2014 Beaumont Safety Trophy, awarded by the Construction Health & Safety Group (CHSG). The award was presented to SafeTime by Bouygues UK, a prominent building…

Safe Use of a Scaffold Tower | Health and Safety

Indoors or out, whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesman, a scaffold tower is designed to be a safer alternative to the humble ladder. Towers are often ideal for home decoration and maintenance work, both internally and outside.…

Taking Precautions with Wintry Weather and Working Outside | Health and Safety

Here in Great Britain if we stopped working outside when the weather was bad, we'd never get anything done. Winter is long and unpredictable and can bring a whole host of uncomfortable and potentially dangerous working conditions. However,…

New Guidelines on Using Ladders and Stepladders Safely

When it comes to using ladders and stepladders in the workplace, people can be a little bit worried about the health and safety risks involved. However if you brush up on your HSE knowledge and get to grips with how to use them safely, ladders…

HSE survey finds half construction sites unsafe

During a nationwide safety drive in September, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found poor standards and potentially dangerous practices at nearly half of all construction sites visited. Of  2,607 unscheduled visits to construction…