Health & Safety

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Site Managers and Business Owners: an important Health & Safety update regarding ladders.

Since January 1st 2018, new European regulations have stipulated that ladders over 3 metres high should be fitted with a stabiliser bar. See image.The stabiliser prevents accidents by providing a firmer footing for the ladder and reduces…

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…

Firm Fined after Employees Fall from Tele Handler

An agricultural services company has received a fine after two workers took a tumble from a tele handler in north Lincolnshire.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pressed charges against Henzell Enterprises Ltd after a basket attachment…

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…

Wet Weather Working - Stay Safe This Autumn

The autumn season is always subject to some unpredictable temperatures and erratic weather conditions - be it swirling rain or gale-force winds.Whilst many workers in the country have the luxury of being able to retreat into the warmth…

Builder Falls Despite Safety Harness

A workman has fallen to his death after crashing through a glass canopy in Exeter - despite wearing the safety harness issued to him on site.Phillip Evans, 60, was working on repairing some damaged glass features above the entrance…

National Safety Symposium - Celebrating 40 years

One of the major health & safety events in the country is now about to enter its 40th year.The National Safety Symposium has been a place where ambassadors for safety in the workplace have congregated for four incredible decades, and…

Does Health and Safety Have An Image Problem?

Does Health & Safety Have An Image Problem?In the past, corporations have often regarded health and safety procedures to be nothing more than a burden - a stumbling block that gets in the way of managing a profitable business. Results…

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…