Health, safety & environment - Working at height

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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

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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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 - 27.02.2020

Baggage handler fell while loading plane

A company which provides ground support services to airlines has been fined after one of its employees fell from height and suffered serious head injuries. What should have been done to prevent the fall?
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WORK AT HEIGHT - 05.12.2019

Reduced fine following ladder fall

On 17 July 2019 Lanes Group PLC was fined £500,000 after a worker fell from a ladder while removing vegetation. The original fine has now been reduced to £400,000 following an appeal. What are the details of the case?
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Health, safety & environment - Working at height

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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?
Read more

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