Will Brexit affect Health & Safety in the UK?

Is Britain’s gold standard of Health and Safety under threat from Brexit?  When it comes to Health & Safety, the United Kingdom has been a pioneer, with an enviable reputation throughout the rest of Europe for occupational safety and health. Now, with 51.9% of Britons...
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Mitigating Risk.

Working Safely at Height A number of recent fatal accidents involving the use of cranes and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) have raised concerns about the misuse of safety equipment. There are several areas of development aimed at accident reduction. However, these are...
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Best Practices for Safe Working at Height

Most people know that working at height is one of the most dangerous jobs in any industry and employers are careful to make sure that anyone who is likely to be doing this kind of work are properly trained. Even so, there are an unnecessarily high number of deaths and serious...
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Safe Working at Height

Why do I need IPAF Training?

It does not take a genius to surmise that working at height comes with its fair share of dangers. In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in working situations. The most typical scenario of a working at height accident is a...
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Asbestos Warning Tape

How To Avoid Exposure to Asbestos

Everyone in the trade is by now well aware of the health risk posed by exposure to asbestos and yet cases do still occur and education and training in awareness of the risks posed by asbestos and how best to reduce them is vital if asbestos poisoning cases are to be eradicated.
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PASMA Training

A Guide to Working at Height Training

What does ‘Working at Height’ refer to? When we talk about working at height we are making reference to work in a location that without necessary precautions could result in a worker falling such a distance as to result in personal injury. Essentially, you are working at height...
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PASMA draws attention to two recent HSE prosecutions

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) has recently taken the opportunity to comment upon two recent HSE prosecutions regarding working at height and mobile access towers. The first case relates to a tragic accident which took place...
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Health and Safety Executive inspections

HSE carrying out refurbishment site inspections

Between September 14th and October 9th this year, the Health and Safety Executive will be carrying out random inspections of refurbishment sites across the country. This is the 10th year in a row the HSE has undertaken such an initiative, and the aim is to ensure that dangerous...
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