There is a hidden danger lurking on the roofs of industrial buildings in the UK. Found mainly on warehouses and factories, often built when design regulations were less strict, fragile roofs can pose a serious risk to the lives of workers who may need to access them. Maintaining plant and equipment, repairing and resealing the […]
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When talking about working safely at height, we often reference the ‘work at height hierarchy of controls’. But what exactly are we talking about? The hierarchy is a set of guidelines laid out in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 which aims to reduce the number of accidents that occur when working at height.
Voids created by access and egress points are a serious risk to life and limb in any raised area or roof. Whilst barriers and guardrailing will do much to protect those working in or accessing these areas, any system is rendered useless if the void created by an access point from steps or ladders is […]