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    Workplace fatalities on par with past decade average

    Workplace fatalities are back to pre-pandemic levels, says HSE, which has reported that 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in the last year.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 July 2022

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    £1.5m fine after worker falls through unsecured crane panel

    World-renowned steelwork contractor Cleveland Bridge has been fined £1.5m after an electrician fell eight metres to his death from a gantry crane.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 March 2022

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    Tower standards are levelling up

    The design standards for mobile access towers have been updated to make them even safer, so you should now select towers that meet the revised standards when buying new ones.

    By Don Aers, PASMA on 28 February 2022

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    There’s an app for that

    From virtual reality training to apps that offer alerts and checklists, technology is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring the safety of work at height.

    By Hannah Williams, No Falls Foundation on 24 February 2022

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    Powered access: what does the accident data show?

    A global incident reporting system for powered access equipment provides crucial insight on the main causes of accidents – and how to avoid them.

    By Brian Parker, International Powered Access Federation on 25 February 2022

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    Let’s make work at height safer

    Almost 30 years ago, I was descending a ladder when my life changed with devastating consequences.

    By Jason Anker MBE Anker & Marsh / Proud2bSafe on 24 February 2022

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    Heading for the top

    Aluminium scaffold towers can provide safe access to awkward high areas, but it’s essential they are only designed, assembled and dismantled by qualified personnel.

    By Don Aers on 16 March 2021

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    Flying away from risks

    Drones could be used to safely carry out inspections of offshore wind farms, but much larger and more powerful models are needed to cope with the strong winds.

    By Robert Garbett, Drone Delivery Group on 12 March 2021

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    Let’s not fall for it

    A new charity aims to prevent deadly falls from height by encouraging research into the behavioural changes needed to make work at height safer.

    By Hannah Williams, No Falls Foundation on 26 February 2021

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    A head for heights

    Tower scaffolds are widely used for work at height, but they must be carefully selected and only erected and used by trained and competent people.

    By Don Aers, PASMA on 26 October 2020