A survey by the Building Safety Group, based on 10,000 site inspections conducted during the first six months of 2018, found that there has been a 13 per cent rise in the number of working from height safety breaches on construction sites.
When we spot distressing visuals of workers stranded on a wildly swinging platform at the top of a multistorey skyscraper we instantly know they are in danger. However, it is work at lower heights that often represents a major risk.
With an average of 37 worker fatalities every year due to a fall from height, it is imperative that regulations are always followed by people working at height (WAH) and when working in hazardous environments. However, ruling out several myths surrounding WAH is the first step.
By Ken Diable, HeightSafe Systems on 07 August 2019
Falls from height are one of the major causes of deaths in the workplace worldwide. It is therefore imperative to understand the different types of fall protection equipment options that can safely be used.