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    Flying away from risks

    Unmanned drones could avoid the risk to life posed by using helicopters to carry out maintenance inspections of offshore wind farms. But much larger and more powerful models will need to be developed and approved for use to cope with the strong winds.

    By Robert Garbett, Founder, Drone Major Group Ltd, and Chairman, Drone Delivery Group on 01 March 2021

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    Stepping up to the standard

    When purchasing portable ladders it’s vital to check the equipment has been independently certified to meet the new BS EN 131 standard.

    By Francis Camilleri, Chairman, Ladder Association Technical Committee on 01 March 2021

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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 Access Industry Forum on 01 March 2021

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    Why the Work at Height Regulations must be saved

    By Peter Bennett OBE, Chair, Access Industry Forum (AIF) on 01 February 2023

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    Safety behind the spectacle: backstage at the Royal Opera House

    A behind the scenes tour of the Royal Opera House, the iconic building in London’s Covent Garden, was organised by the Women in Health and Safety network. For Safety Management, it was a chance to see what goes into making those magical moments on stage.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 November 2023