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  • Scaffolding incidents have increased, says NASC

    The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has published its annual safety report showing an increase of 27% in accidents and injuries among its members while on the job in 2018. Members of the NASC recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – equating to one incident for every...

  • Apprentice scaffolder's 4m fall "could easily have been fatal"

    A 16 year old apprentice joiner fell approximately 4m from a scaffold platform, Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard. On 6 September 2016, the apprentice who was working for a Scaffolding firm, was standing on a loading bay, passing roof tiles to a colleague who was working on the scaffold platform. He caught his...

  • How Much Weight Can Your Safety Harness Support?

    The safety harness you wear forms a crucial part of your safe system of work whilst working at height. A safety harness has one primary function and that is that it creates an anchorage point to the body as earrings and belt loops are not strong enough! In this article, we will...

  • Emergency Evacuation and Rescue Plan for Scaffolding

      “Work at Height Regulations 2005” require all employers /employees who work at height must have provisions in place for quick and easy evacuation and rescue in the event of an accident or emergency. An important part of the suspension phase in any fall is rescue, either self rescue or by...

  • Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint

    Fall Restraint Fall Protection Equipment (F.P.E) that prevents the worker from getting into a situation of a fall or reaching a point where a fall can occur is referred to as fall restraint. Fall Restraint Equipment When using fall restraint equipment the person can move around and perform their duties and the...

  • Fall Factor Calculations

                What is a Fall Factor Calculation? Fall factor is a simple calculation that represents the severity of a fall. Calculating a fall factor is achieved by taking the distance of the fall and then dividing it by the length of rope or lanyard available to absorb...

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