working at height


Fine reduced in worker fall case

Lanes Group PLC had been fined £500,000 at Westminster Magistrates Court on 17 July, but following an appeal, the eventual fine has been adjusted to £400k. Read More

Worker suffers multiple fractures in skylight fall

A building company has been fined after a roof worker fell through an unprotected skylight opening. The HSE found roofs on site had no protection. Read More

Worker seriously injured in ladder fall

Chemicals firm Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Read More

Apple Watch Series 5: Employee health benefits of new Apple Watch

Construction workers, lone worker and employees that suffer with heart conditions, could all benefit from the new features of the Apple Watch Series 5. Read More

AIF National Work at Height Conference 2019: Speaker line-up confirmed

A 13-strong speaker line-up has been announced for the National Work at Height Conference 2019. On the agenda will be a range of issues and topics which are set to shape the future of access and height safety. Read More

Companies fined after worker fell through roof

P.D.R. Construction Ltd and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services ltd, fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof whilst carrying out work at height. Read More

Firms reminded to remember fall risk from vehicles

A manufacturer of steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined after a worker suffered multiple fractures falling from height. Read More

Working at height: ‘People simply don’t see the risks’

Falls from height account for a significant proportion of workplace and at-home serious and fatal accidents in many countries around the world. In this article Andrew Sharman argues that we must to engage, encourage and empower workers to think differently about how they perceive risks in the workplace. Read More

RoSPA shows how aligning thoughts can help drive policy excellence

'Whilst freedom from harm is the key goal for the society and that work accidents and ill health don’t need to happen: equally we all have a responsibility to adopt a balanced approach to health and safety – and this should encompass work life balance and a whole life view to the prevention of accidents.' Read More

Solar panel company fined after worker falls through skylight

A worker fell through a skylight during the installation of solar panels on a farm workshop in East Sussex. Read More



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