Health, safety & environment - Working at height

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WORK AT HEIGHT - 14.10.2020

Updated guidance on roof work

The HSE has updated its detailed guidance for those organising work on roofs. Whether your structure is pitched or flat, tiled or sheeted, already built or under construction, this is your go-to guide. What’s changed?
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WORK AT HEIGHT - 03.09.2020

Employee fell eight metres when scaffold collapsed

A case heard in June 2020 concerned an accident in which a scaffold collapsed under the feet of a worker who was fitting it with some final toe boards. What caused the collapse and what should have been done to prevent it?
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CORONAVIRUS - 11.06.2020

Five steps to working safely

Keeping it simple. The government has issued some fairly lengthy guidelines for the reopening of various types of premises, but in case anyone doesn’t have the energy to wade through the detail, it’s quite sensibly issued core principles. It’s presented this as a five-step guide as follows: (1) carry out a coronavirus risk assessment; (2) develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures; (3) help people to work from home; (4) maintain two metres social distancing, where possible; and (5) where people cannot be two metres apart, manage transmission risk. ...
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WORK AT HEIGHT - 11.06.2020

Engineer lost half his blood in fall

A property refurbishment company has been fined £1.1 million after a worker fell three metres and suffered such serious injuries that he required a major blood transfusion. What caused the accident?
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WORK AT HEIGHT - 07.04.2020

Flybe fined for lift shaft fall

Airline company Flybe Ltd has been fined £100,000 in connection with an employee’s fall into a lift shaft. Given that the exact cause of the accident could not be identified, why did the company find itself in court?
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WORK AT HEIGHT - 07.04.2020

Modified podium steps led to prosecution

A two-metre fall has left a worker with fractured vertebrae after podium steps toppled over. How did a recognised safe method of working at height result in life-changing injuries?
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Health, safety & environment - Working at height

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WORK AT HEIGHT - 03.09.2020

Employee fell eight metres when scaffold collapsed

A case heard in June 2020 concerned an accident in which a scaffold collapsed under the feet of a worker who was fitting it with some final toe boards. What caused the collapse and what should have been done to prevent it?
Read more

WORK AT HEIGHT - 14.10.2020

Updated guidance on roof work

The HSE has updated its detailed guidance for those organising work on roofs. Whether your structure is pitched or flat, tiled or sheeted, already built or under construction, this is your go-to guide. What’s changed?
Read more

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