Health & Safety Blogs
Your responsibilities as an employer when staff are working at height
Issue date: October 02, 2018
If you’re an employer, you’re responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of your employees. That means you must do everything you can to minimise risk in your workplace and protect employees from harm. In terms of working from height, this means familiarising yourself with and... read more
How to work at height safetly
Issue date: September 25, 2018
When used properly, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provide a safe method of working at height. But, if not given the consideration they require, they can quickly become the source of accidents, injuries and even death. The majority of problems occur during operation but, being mobile plant, risks are present during... read more
Why should I use a cherry picker?
Issue date: September 18, 2018
From ladders to cherry pickers and scissor lifts, there is no one way to work at height. There’s a range of options and which is right for your job depends on a multitude of factors, for example, what height you need to get to, how much space you have to work with and... read more
Are My Staff Competent to Work at Height?
Issue date: July 18, 2018
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to minimise risk and keep your workers safe. Part of this involves ensuring that everyone you hire, whether an employee or contractor, is competent and able to do their job safely. This is not only important for their well-being; it’s stipulated in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) and... read more
When Using A Ladder To Work At Height Is Dangerous
Issue date: July 04, 2018
When needing to carry out work at height, ladders are often the first thought. Yet, despite their supposed convenience and simplicity, they are the cause of numerous avoidable accidents, many of which are fatal. They are dangerous, and while not banned under Health and Safety law, they are... read more
5 Tips for Working Safely at Height
Issue date: June 20, 2018
Safety is paramount when working at height. It is one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, and as an employer, it is your responsibility to minimise risk and adhere to regulations. There is plenty of information available on www.hse.gov.uk, but here are five tips to... read more
New IPAF report shows MEWP rental market is booming!
Issue date: June 20, 2018
The latest report from International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) shows that the global Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) rental market is booming, with UK MEWP hire outstripping the wider construction industry by two to one... read more