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    F1 car maker fined £650k after inspector killed in fall

    Supercar manufacturer McLaren has been fined £650,000 after a father-of-five plunged to his death while inspecting a Formula 1 hospitality unit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 April 2023

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    Why the Work at Height Regulations must be saved

    In September last year, the former Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Jacob Rees-Mogg, introduced the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to the House of Commons.

    By Peter Bennett, Access Industry Forum on 22 February 2023

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    Get them inspected

    Mobile access towers are a common type of work at height equipment, but it’s essential they are regularly and properly inspected to ensure they are safe to use.

    By Don Aers, PASMA on 22 February 2023


    BA subsidiary fined after worker suffers brain injury in fall

    A subsidiary company of British Airways has been fined £230k after a man was left in a coma after a fall at work.

    By Belinda Livrsedge on 12 January 2023

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    Don’t Fall For It! How IPAF’s safety campaign aims to save lives

    Falls from the platform are the most common cause of serious injury and death when using mobile elevating work platforms – but they can easily be prevented.

    By Brian Parker, IPAF on 01 February 2023

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    A step up

    Guidance has been published to make it easier to communicate the essential messages for safe working at height to designers, clients, managers, supervisors and workers.

    By Peter Bennett, Access Industry Forum (AIF) on 01 March 2021

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    Letter urges PM not to scrap working at height laws

    The Scaffolding Association has written to Business Secretary Grant Shapps to express concern that Working at Height regulations (WAHR) could be axed under an overhaul of EU-derived law in the UK.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 January 2023

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    Workplace fatalities on par with past decade average

    Workplace fatalities are back to pre-pandemic levels, says HSE, which has reported that 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in the last year.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 July 2022

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    £1.5m fine after worker falls through unsecured crane panel

    World-renowned steelwork contractor Cleveland Bridge has been fined £1.5m after an electrician fell eight metres to his death from a gantry crane.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 March 2022

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    Tower standards are levelling up

    The design standards for mobile access towers have been updated to make them even safer, so you should now select towers that meet the revised standards when buying new ones.

    By Don Aers, PASMA on 28 February 2022