Author: Eddie Stevens

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Fragile Roof Access Solution for Asbestos Roof

The roofing contractor, based in Billericay, was asked by their client - a funeral care provider in Canterbury - to carry out gulley cleaning on their roof. The gulley was blocked and overflowing, causing damage, and other attempts to stem or fix this temporarily had failed.
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Tackling the Risks Posed by Loft Work

t work in lofts, you or your employer should have an applicable working policy and standard risk assessment process, in line with Work at Height Regulations. Even if you’ve done the job a thousand times, you are legally required to adhere to these processes.
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Working at Height Regulations: How to be Compliant

If you are an employer, or you control any work at height, you need to know about these regulations. That includes if you hire contractors or you own a building. Not so fast employees... You also have a general legal duty to ensure your own safe working, and the care of those around you who may be affected by your actions.
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Safe Working at Height on Roofs

It’s essential that employers and individuals consider every aspect of their business if it involves working at height, whether it’s something as complicated as building work or even something simple and straightforward, such as changing a lightbulb.
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Beware of Fragile Roofs

Falls from height are the largest cause of death and serious accident in construction and fragile roof account for around 25% of these. On average 9 people are killed every year from falling through fragile roofs or fragile roof lights. Many others suffer serious permanent injuries.
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How to Keep Your Business on Track During the COVID-19 Storm

COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world. Almost every country has reported cases. The outbreak is already having a damaging economic impact on businesses, affecting everything from tourism to the supply of parts to the automotive and technology industries.
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The Two Things That Will Save Your Life When Working at Height

Did you know that working at height was the most frequent cause of fatal accidents to workers in 2018/2019, accounting for 27% of the total. According to the latest HSE statistics, there were also 69,208 non-fatal accidents involving falls from height across all industries.
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Working in a Loft Space Counts as Working at Height

Working in a loft space counts as Working at Height according to the Working at Height Safety Directive, especially if there is a stairwell below, with a large distance to fall. Whatever motivates you to access your attic, it’s a place where accidents can easily happen: getting up there, getting back down, and going about your business.
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Construction Sector Accidents are Still on the Rise According to the Latest HSE Annual Report

The data analysed shows that between April 2018 and March 2019, 147 workers were fatally injured at work. This represents an increase of six from 2017/18. Of the 147 workers killed in 2018/19, 106 were employees and 41 were self-employed compared with 97 employees and 44 self-employed persons in 2017/18.
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The Importance of Training & Refreshing Your Skills

According to UK Government statistics, the number of injured workers has steadily decreased over the past 20 years due in large part to the rising popularity of safety training. Unfortunately, many work environments do not provide such services and fatalities still occur.
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