Health and safety

Health and safety

Working at height – risk prevention

In a series of articles for AccessPoint, SMAS Worksafe will look at the risks and preventative measures for those working at height and the equipment and procedures which can be implemented to mitigate the risks, or reduce them to as

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Foundation systems for scaffolding

Scaffold contractors, designers and temporary works managers should pay careful consideration to the foundations of scaffold systems – how many do? Paul Thompson reports. “From little acorns do mighty oaks grow” goes the old English proverb. It implies that, despite

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Protecting lives and structures with engineered systems

Andrew Pass from MSA Safety – a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of safety products – talks about engineered systems and the integral role they play in keeping those that work at height safe. Fall protection solutions are generally split

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Guidance: scaffolding in saltwater environments

Scaffolding structures exposed to saltwater can lead to unexpected consequences when ‘galvanic corrosion’ raises its head. John Beck and Kevan Herbert from Apollo Scaffold Services haves dealt with these issues for more than 20 years. Galvanic corrosion is an electrochemical

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Scaffolding contractor fined after electrical cable risk

A Jersey scaffolding contractor has been ordered to pay £45,000 in fines and legal costs after putting workers at risk of electrocution and burns from an exposed electrical cable. Jubilee Scaffolding Company was contracted to erect scaffolding at Westcôte on

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HS&E Test changes planned by CITB

The Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test for the construction industry is being updated on 26 June 2019, and from this date, the following changes will be introduced to the test: Up to date with current practice and legislation CITB has

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