Tag: fall from height

Week Commencing 25/07/2022 – In The News

Drone lifeguard saves boy, 14, from drowning in sea in Valencia in Spain A pioneering drone lifeguard has saved a 14-year-old boy from drowning in the sea in Valencia in Spain. The drone lifeguard service, which has been rolled out across Spanish beaches, dropped a life vest into the sea this month that was able […]

First Aid: Falls From Height, Spinal Injuries and Manual In-line Stabilisation

Every day in the UK 2-3 people will suffer spinal cord injuries. While some of these are caused by non-traumatic causes, the majority are caused by road traffic incidents, falls or sporting activities. Falls from height are one of the most prevalent causes of work-related injuries and deaths, responsible for over 20% of deaths in […]

Week Commencing 11/07/2022 – In The News

How to keep cool at work during the heatwave The Met Office has extended an Amber Extreme heat warning, as temperatures look to build later this week and early next week for much of England and Wales. According to the HSE, the law does not state a minimum or maximum temperature, but the temperature in […]

Week Commencing 04/07/2022 – In The News

‘80% of telescopic ladders sold online fail safety regulations’ New research by the Ladder Association has found that a staggering amount of unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. While there are manufacturers producing ladders that meet the safety standards, the study showed that a significant number of […]

Safety Spotlight: Working at Height & Ladder Safety

As part of July’s Hazard of the Month, Working at Height, we’re highlighting two key areas: Working at Height and Ladder Safety. Working at Height Working at height is one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in the workplace, with 25% of all worker deaths in 2020/21 being caused by falls from […]

Week Commencing 18/04/2022 – In The News

Haulage drivers set to benefit from £20m funding to improve roadside facilities £20 million has been allocated to improve safety, security, lighting and shower rooms at roadside services for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. HGV drivers will benefit from £20m funding, which is set to improve the safety and security of roadside facilities, with the […]

Week Commencing 18/10/21 – In The News

How to become a ‘walrus detective’ as WWF calls for public to help with conservation research The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is looking for members of the public to become “walrus detectives” in a bid to help researchers understand more about the population of Atlantic and Laptev walruses. With the climate crisis impacting […]

Why is Working at Height ‘The Most Dangerous Construction Activity’?

A shot from below of skyscrapers disappearing into fog.

It’s safe to say that most people are aware that if you fall from a building, the likelihood is that you’re going to hurt yourself. So why is it that in the workplace the accident statistics for falling from height are still so high? In 2020 and 2021 falls from height continue to be the […]

Week Commencing 09/08/2021 – In The News

Dead trees in a desert

IPCC Report Casts Somber Outlook on Global Warming A report released this week by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and temperature limits agreed under the Paris […]

Week Commencing 17/05/2021 – In The News

An aerial view of a forest.

Area of Forest the Size of France Has Regrown Naturally in the Last 20 Years, Study Suggests A study by WWF suggests an area of forest the size of France has regrown naturally across the world in the last 20 years. The team led by WWF used satellite data to build a map of regenerated forests. […]