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April 21, 2015

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Latchways fall arrest posts used at Hepworth Gallery

Hepworth_Gallery_1-file045041.jpgA bespoke system of 30 Latchways ManSafe® posts have been fitted at The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. The Gallery required access to their low pitched roofs to facilitate safe working at height when carrying out external glazing cleaning and general maintenance.

Due to the revolutionary thin roof construction, the end loads for the system needed to be severely restricted. In order to increase the amount of energy absorbed within the system, and therefore reduce the load back to the roof (should a fall occur), EuroSafe specified the use of a Latchways Super12 Shock Absorber per system.

For more information about Latchways and their safety products, please visit Latchways’ Barbour Product Search profile.

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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