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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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Working Safely in Stairwells

Not a lot of people realise but working in construction has long been one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. People doing jobs in this field have to take a lot of risks each day, with even the threat of falling objects being enough to put a lot of people off of the idea of working on a building site.
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Regular Maintenance Increases Workplace Safety, Saves You Money & Waste

Accidents happen in every walk of life and often, are down to lack of concentration or simple carelessness but accidents in workplace safety can happen because equipment is not safe to use or a risk assessment hasn’t taken place.
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What Is Working At Height? Not Every Fall Is Above Height

When most people think of "working at height", they might picture construction workers high on scaffolding or window cleaners up ladders. Of course these situations do count but the true definition is far broader than that. So What is working at height?
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