Tag: Working at Height

Week Commencing 30/05/2022 – In The News

Jubilee party organisers urged to stay safe As the country prepares for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the UK’s biggest electricity distributor has warned people putting up the bunting to stay safe. Thousands of street parties are expected to be organised for early June as part of an extended bank holiday weekend to mark the […]

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 31/01/2022 – In The News

Leamington Spa cedar tree to be felled on safety grounds A “much-loved” giant cedar tree in a Warwickshire park is to be felled amid reports last summer’s heatwave accelerated the spread of disease. Warwick District Council said the tree in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, would be removed with “great sadness”. The tree was suffering from […]

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 […]

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

A ladder resting against a wooden surface, with its shadow reflected upon it in, in black and white.

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

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. […]