Tag: Working at Height

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 […]

Safety Spotlight – Working at Height and Risk Assessment

For the month of August, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Working at Height. These key areas are Working at Height and Risk Assessments. Working at Height Everyone knows that working at height is a hazard. Common knowledge, however, often breeds complacency and it is clear […]

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 02/08/2021 – In The News

Working at Height Safety Failings Lead to Costly Fine A Worcester-based construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations after a worker fell from a garage roof. On 4 February 2020, the worker had accessed the roof using a ladder and was working on his knees with his side […]

Week Commencing 21/06/2021 – In The News

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Foundry Fined After Workers Exposed to Lead Dust A foundry has been sentenced to safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church bells at St Peter’s church in Barton-Upon-Humber. On 20th March 2019, part of the planned maintenance project involved stripping off rust and old paint […]

Week Commencing 17/05/2021 – In The News

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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. […]

Week Commencing 05/04/2021 – In The News

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Construction Firm & Director Sentenced After Worker Falls From Height A construction firm and its director have been fined after a self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight on 22nd February 2019. He suffered head and facial injuries and was knocked unconscious. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital. An investigation by the HSE found that the work had not […]

Week Commencing 22/03/2021 – In The News

A crane among scaffolding.

Drayton Manor Fined £1M After Death of Schoolgirl on Water Ride Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017, however, their fine will never be paid as the company is in administration. Since the incident, Drayton Manor Park has changed hands and […]

Week Commencing 22/02/2021 – In The News

A medical worker wearing a face mask and protective eyewear..

Lockdown Roadmap Announced The Government has announced its roadmap for gradually easing lockdown restrictions in England. It has four main steps: In the first step of the prime minister’s roadmap, all pupils in England’s schools are expected to return to class from 8 March, with mass testing and wider use of face masks in secondary schools. […]

Week Commencing 15/02/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Toxic Air Puts Six Million at Risk of Lung Damage About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It also found that: Older people and those […]