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Mastering the basics when Working at height

Mastering the basics when Working at height Mastering the basics of working at height is vital to keeping your employees safe – this is what you need to know. Accidents while working at height continue to be a major contributor to recorded injuries and deaths for British workers. According to the most recent workplace safety… Read the Full Post

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Make Sure You Have a Head for Heights – Debunking Some Popular Myths

Make Sure You Have a Head for Heights – Debunking Some Popular Myths Working from heights can be pretty tricky at the best of times. But if you’re trying to make sense of the health and safety rules around it too? We know it ain’t easy. To make things even more complicated, there are all… Read the Full Post

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Fight Falls from Heights with Ladders

Falls from Heights Falls from heights are the largest contributors to serious injuries and fatalities at building and construction sites. Most of these incidents are entirely preventable with a risk assessment and the use of appropriate equipment. Ladders are some of the simplest equipment that can be used, yet surprisingly their misuse is the cause… Read the Full Post

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£146,000 Fine After Worker is Killed by a Crane

A company in the West Midlands has been fined £146,000 after the death of one of their employees in an incident that occurred in May 2011. The steel company, C Brown & Sons of Dudley was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after Wilfred Williams was crushed by a 15 tonne crane while working.… Read the Full Post

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Company Director and Two Firms Prosecuted after Death of Worker

Working at Height A father of five was tragically killed in an incident at work in October 2009. Kevin Jackson fell eight metres to the floor after he fell through a roof light while cleaning guttering.  As a result of the following HSE investigation two firms and a company director were charged and ordered to… Read the Full Post

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Sentence for Two Companies Responsible for the Death of Scaffolding Worker

Two firms have been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court after a worker was killed when he fell from a height while working on a building site. Carillion Construction, a major construction company and Febrey, a concrete structure firm were both prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Contractor Died after Scaffolding fall Febrey had contracted… Read the Full Post

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WORKING AT HEIGHT SAFELY – ADVISE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY

More often than not very few people would or do agree comfortably to work at heights due to anxiety and fear of falling and such other risks involved. However, with proper precautions and proper planning, working at heights can just be as easy as working on a ground level. To make this more practical, below… Read the Full Post

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Working at Height – Horse Trainer Fined After Worker Fell Through Skylight

Alan Swinbank, a well-known and respected racing stables owner based in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after one of his workers suffered injuries at the yard. The employee working at Thorndale Farm fell more than three meters when working on a stable block at the farm. Alan Swinbank had… Read the Full Post

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Fine for London Construction Firm, Worker fell from Ladder

An unfortunate incident has changed the lives of one construction worker who was severely injured while working in Belgravia. Vasile Lonel Vatca, a 28 year old man from Romania, was working on the refurbishment project which included replacing the roof and constructing a new basement. Mr Vatca was working on the roof making sure the… Read the Full Post

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Fall at Work Could Cost You Thousands

Many accidents in the work place happen due to carelessness and the lack of general health and safety procedures being set up. Breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act means that you open yourself up to huge fines and a bad reputation. Fall at Work This can put your job and the jobs of… Read the Full Post

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