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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

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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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    There’s an app for that

    From virtual reality training to apps that offer alerts and checklists, technology is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring the safety of work at height.

    By Hannah Williams on 16 February 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 on 14 February 2022

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    Powered access: what does the accident data show?

    A global incident reporting system for powered access equipment provides crucial insight on the main causes of accidents – and how to avoid them.

    By Brian Parker on 15 February 2022

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    Let’s make work at height safer

    Almost 30 years ago, I was descending a ladder when my life changed with devastating consequences.

    By Jason Anker MBE Anker & Marsh / Proud2bSafe on 07 February 2022

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    Heading for the top

    Aluminium scaffold towers can provide safe access to awkward high areas, but it’s essential they are only designed, assembled and dismantled by qualified personnel.

    By Don Aers on 22 March 2021

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    Let’s not fall for it

    A new charity aims to prevent deadly falls from height by encouraging research into the behavioural changes needed to make work at height safer.

    By Hannah Williams on 16 March 2021

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    A head for heights

    Tower scaffolds are widely used for work at height, but they must be carefully selected and only erected and used by trained and competent people.

    By Don Aers on 19 October 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 on 16 March 2020