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    Bow crane collapse protest: 'Laws must change'

    Safety campaigners are calling for new health and safety legislation after a crane collapsed in Bow, East London killing an 85-year-old woman and seriously injuring a worker.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2020


    Modus Workspace fined £1.1m after worker falls inspecting leak

    A London refurbishment company has been fined after a worker fell 3m, suffering serious injuries.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 May 2020

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    More to scaffolding than meets the eye

    Scaffolding has for too long been considered by some to be a high risk, low skill trade. This could not be further from the truth.

    By David Mosley, NASC director for training on 26 February 2020

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    Train your way to the top

    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.

    By Paul Bruton, WernerCo on 26 February 2020

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    How high is too high when it comes to safe working at height?

    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.

    By Russell Stuart, ZARGES on 27 October 2019

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    Firm fined £65k after carpenter suffers nerve damage in fall

    The 36-year-old carpenter had been working for MP Building Limited when he sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height on 2 May 2017.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 October 2019

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    Saving lives by stopping falls

    Falls from height have remained the leading cause of fatalities representing 27 per cent of all of the deaths at work.

    By Chris Kendall, chair of the Access Industry Forum on 22 August 2019

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    Ten work at height myths debunked

    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

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    Reaching new heights

    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.

    By Lloyd McConkey, JSP on 29 August 2019


    Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

    Any work at height carries risk. Preventing accidents from falls relies on all stakeholders using an informed, joined-up approach to practices and systems.

    By James Sainsbury, MSA Safety on 23 July 2019