working at height

Worker seriously injured due to poor management of work from height

He sustained a punctured lung, six fractured ribs, a fractured vertebra and a fractured shoulder. Read More

Barbour download: Guide to working at height

Work at any height can cause injury; a fall from a height of just one or two steps can cause serious injury. Read More

Worker suffered significant head injuries falling 10 metres from racking

Two companies have been fined after a worker fell from a warehouse racking system, suffering serious head injuries. Read More

London Zoo safety breach: Keeper suffered neck injuries in faulty stepladder fall

According to reports, the step ladder had been consigned to a skip because it was defective, but was accidentally brought back into use. Read More

Women in Health & Safety working at height event

The next Women in Health and Safety networking event, open to both men and women and free to attend, takes place in Redhill, Surrey on November 5. Read More

Director and firm sentenced for unnecessary and unsafe building work

An expert confirmed that the work was wholly unnecessary and that the work done had no value whatsoever. Read More

Ladder safety: How to work safely with ladders and stepladders

A series of tips on how to correctly and safety lean a ladder and some methodology to foster safe ladder use. Read More

Fall arrest systems – an alternative safety measure for construction at height

Fall arrest systems have been around since the late 1990s and offer an alternative to the traditional methods used to protect workers from falls from height, such as birdcage scaffolding and guardrail systems. Read More

Medical treatment injuries soar in offshore wind sector

The number of medical treatment injuries in the offshore wind industry has risen by 86%, according to a new report. Read More

Worker suffers serious injuries falling through fragile floor

A Colchester-based company has been fined after an employee fell through fragile ceiling tiles. Company had not implemented control measures for employees. Read More

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