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Competence and organisation when working at height

By Jason Godfrey, General Manager of Safesite

A Crown Court case which saw three companies fined a total of £400,000 for a worker’s fall through a fragile roof has highlighted the importance of following Construction (Design and Management) regulations, and the need to ensure competence of all contractors working at height. 1,060 more words

Construction

Are Your Fixed Ladders Compliant with New OSHA Regulations?

Fixed ladders are among the many aspects of fall protection that are impacted by the recently published OSHA 1910 regulations. While the regulation went into effect on January 17, OSHA is allowing time to get your organization into compliance. 565 more words

Safety

American Flag Flying

Just a little work needed to be done on the flag pole. Certain individual decided to raise the flag to the wrong height and something snapped. 7 more words

Mobile Crane

Aerial / Scissor Lift Training

Wish to congratulate the most recent graduates of the Aerial / Scissor Lift Training held in Shelby, North Carolina.

Some of the discussions during the classroom session were about the different types of fall protection. 341 more words

Training

With Authority Comes Responsibility

We’ve all seen the pictures of some poor schmuck in some third world country standing at the top of a pole, untethered, while trying to do his job and avoid electrocution. 448 more words

People!

Guardrail Installation Horrors

Article by Terry Creed, Technical Sales Consultant, Safesite Ltd

We’ve written in the past about the importance of competency, especially when it comes to fall protection equipment.  201 more words

Construction

Final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements – what does this mean in practice?

OSHA general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards, become effective next week. 669 more words

Health And Safety Regulations