Do you really need a gate on your roof?

It might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about safety gates, but your roof could be one of the main areas to benefit from a gate solution.

Safety gates provide a level of security and safety that other void and gap protection solutions, such as bars and chains, do not.

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Five work at height myths that could put you in danger

Work at height is one of the most dangerous areas in which to work in the UK, and there are multiple myths and incorrect beliefs rife across the industry, which despite their apparent harmless and anecdotal nature, actually put workers at risk every day.

From misunderstandings about equipment to incorrect beliefs about how certain jobs should be carried out, many of these myths stem from out of date working practices or even personal opinions which are taken as fact.

When one of these myths is incorporated into a site, it can be difficult to get rid of, and even employees that know it is incorrect may find themselves put in the uncomfortable position of having to go along with work which has now been made dangerous by the incorrect beliefs of colleagues, or even supervisors.

In this blog, we take a look at some of the most common wrong beliefs which still persist, and hopefully give you the confidence to challenge these myths when they crop up.

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The solution to overcoming obstacles on roofs

Modern roofs contain a host of hazards which can make accessing them safely and efficiently more difficult than it needs to be.

Inadequate planning at the design stage can mean plant and equipment is poorly placed, or create sudden changes in level, introducing obstacles and making safe access harder.

In some cases, this poor planning can not only make simple work unnecessarily difficult, but can also pose a risk to the safety of those carrying it out, putting them at risk of injury.

To remedy this, Harcon supplies a range of step-overs and access platforms for roofs, to make access easy and safe.

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