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 to be an enormous success. A wide
range of new and exciting construction safety products from
different companies were spread out across three separate rooms
during the exhibition, and several well known industry figures were
also spotted, including President of Skyjack Brad
Boehler.

Nationwide Platforms Managing Director
Jeremy Fish spoke of his joy at the large attendance and “scale of
interest” in the forum, commenting on how he’d appreciated so many
people turning up to “share ideas that drive forward working at
height best practice”.

Pioneering Sky Siren Pre-Crush
Sensing System

During the forum, Nationwide Platforms
unveiled their pioneering Sky
Siren
pre-crush sensing system – which is designed to help
prevent workers becoming trapped or injured while working with
construction machinery. Using state of the art technology, the Sky
Siren PCS contains a sensor pressure bar, and also an alarm system
which comes with a built-in strobe light and klaxon.

The Sky Siren PCS is the latest
innovative design to emerge from within the construction industry.
When placed on the market, this advanced piece of health and safety
equipment will have the potential to prevent hundreds of injuries,
and save the lives of dozens of workers operating across the whole
country.

Change in Attitude towards Health and
Safety

The sky-high numbers present at the
Nationwide Platforms’ Working at Height Forum reflect the change in
attitude towards health and safety measures for working at height
in the UK, and indicate that many construction industry officials
are beginning to take precautions extremely seriously.

For further information about safety
when working at height, you can visit the Health and Safety
Executive website
here
.