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The importance of planning when working at height

Issue date: July 19, 2019

This month we're looking at one of IPAF's previous campaigns – plan ahead. It focuses on reducing the risks of working at height with MEWPs through proper planning and preparation. read more

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4 ways to reduce collision risk when working at height

Issue date: July 5, 2019

According to the HSE website, an average of seven people die a year because of collisions on construction sites, and many more suffer minor injuries. In many cases, however, accidents are avoidable with proper planning and procedures. read more

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5 reasons to hire a tracked boom lift

Issue date: June 26, 2019

Useful both inside and out and able to travel over soft or delicate ground that other access plant can’t, tracked boom lifts are ideal for those difficult to reach jobs. read more

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Why hire an electric scissorlift?

Issue date: June 15, 2019

Whether working indoors or outdoors, in a wide-open space or a confined area, a scissor lift could be right for you. They are compact, have a tight turning circle and are easy to move from location to location, making them an ideal and safe platform to work from for a variety of work at height jobs. read more

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Reducing the risk of falling from height

Issue date: May 20, 2019

According to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) sudden movement is one of the leading causes of falls from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Reduce the risk by using the correct personal fall protection. read more

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5 considerations when working from height near roads

Issue date: May 14, 2019

Working at height is dangerous wherever you are, but working near roads brings the added dangers of traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians. In line with IPAF’s new street smart campaign, we look at how to work at height safely near roads. read more

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Carrying out your MEWP pre-use inspection

Issue date: March 25, 2019

Machinery malfunction is one of the common causes of work at height accidents. As an employer, you’re responsible for ensuring your workplace is as risk-free as possible, which includes making sure you transport, store, and use all access equipment in the safest way possible. Pre-use inspections are essential to this. read more

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Employee responsibilities when working at height

Issue date: March 25, 2019

As an employer, most of the responsibility when working at height falls to you. You must ensure all workers are competent, that you adhere to all health and safety regulations and that you assess and mitigate against risks. It’s not all on the employer though. Employees do have responsibilities too... read more

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Who are PASMA?

Issue date: March 25, 2019

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association Ltd or PASMA as they’re more often known, are an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the mobile access tower industry. Their training programmes, information, and guidance all work together to make the mobile access industry safer. read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  

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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

 

 

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