25th July 2017
There are many jobs that are better suited to the summer months. Roofing repairs, exterior painting and tree surgery are all occupations that are more easily (and safely) carried out when the risk of high winds, rain, snow and icy conditions is low...
9th July 2017
As countries throughout the world have become more and more developed, the size of their carbon footprints have correspondingly increased. This has led to greater demands that we, whether as individuals or the owners of industrial and commercial organisations, should examine our own activities and the effect that they have on the world that we inhabit.
18th May 2017
At Fall-Pac we are all too aware of the need to ensure that our products are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. The need to do everything possible to benefit our planet is constantly at the forefront of our minds. Because of this, we have created products using the most environmentally sympathetic materials and have designed a dedicated recycling programme for used and/or damaged units.
1st May 2017
At Fall-Pac, we are constantly striving to provide the most effective fall protection systems to our customers in a wide variety of industries and settings. To assist our customers in deciding whether to invest in one or more of our soft fall protection units, we set out below ten of the questions that are most frequently asked about the products that we provide...
22nd April 2017
Many construction managers need to deal with managing multiple sites, each with their own unique identity and set of challenges. With pressure to deliver a quality build on time and on budget, handle a wide range of staff and health and safety issues, and complex logistics to contend with, there are plenty of things to keep the modern construction manager busy...
6th April 2017
There are a wide range of hazards and dangers that workers face when operating in docks and ports. As you might expect it is one of the highest risk locations in any industry and operators and managers need to be constantly aware of the health and safety issues, putting in the processes and protection that reduce the likelihood of any accident.
22nd March 2017
A happy workforce is likely to be a more productive workforce for a variety of reasons. Keeping the workplace safe, following sound and consistent procedures and utilising the best safety equipment to minimise risks to the health and safety of your team can all have the effect of improving productivity and increasing your organisation’s profits...
7th March 2017
It is well documented that working at height gives rise to the risk of serious injury or death as a consequence of a fall. Whilst this type of risk most commonly affects members of an organisation’s workforce, there are other classes of people who are also periodically affected...
25th February 2017
The UK has an enviable history of health and safety provisions to protect the health and welfare of workers. In this article we look at the history of health and safety in the country by setting out some of the most significant developments over almost two hundred years.
4th February 2017
If you are involved in the painting and decorating trade, whether as a sole trader or as an employee of the many small firms in the country, or even the UK wide commercial firms, it is likely that, at some stage, you will find that you need to carry out operations at height...
21st January 2017
The need for some form of fall protection system is present in many industrial sectors. One of the industries in which fall protection is essential is the transportation and cargo industry, where the risk of a fall from height is a constant feature in the working day of drivers and their assistants. Of course, not all potential falls in the transportation industryare from the same height and it is therefore necessary to provide more than one fall protection solution.
6th December 2016
It is commonplace for individuals to make resolutions to herald the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one. A formal review of health and safety protocols within an organisation is considered to be essential by the Health and Safety Exececutive (HSE)
5th December 2016
Testing is an essential requirement in the supply of any commercial product for many reasons. These include: 1. Ensuring that the product is suitable for its targeted audience and that it will meet their personal quality expectations. 2. Delivering on its performance promises in order to gain customer satisfaction and achieve sales.
11th November 2016
A substantial amount of the work carried out on a construction site involves working from height. Inevitably, this brings with it the risk of serious injuries or even fatalities to the workforce.
8th November 2016
A wide variety of occupations involve working at height, where the risk of suffering serious injuries or even fatalitites as a result of falling is part and parcel of the job.
10th October 2016
Of all the professions that involve the risk of injury as a result of a fall that of a television or film stunt man probably ranks amongst teh most hazardous.
6th October 2016
As producers of Fall Protection Equipment, Fall-Pac knows the importance of training to support those who work at height. Working from hieght remains one of the biggest causes of injuries in the workplace in the UK, so this article looks at the importance of working at height training in the construction industry.
4th October 2016
Fall Protection is a necessary feature of a wide range of proffessions. In order to provide a better idea of what fall protection entails, we set out below a glossary of some of the most popular terms that are used in industry and provide a brief explanation of their meaning and what they do.
5th September 2016
Occupations that involve working from height are amongst the most hazardous and result in a substantial number of accidents and a disproportionate number of fatalities when compared to most other types of work.
8th August 2016
Keeping your safety equipment well maintained and cared for is vital in any line of business. Having in place an effective maintenance and storage programme will not only help prevent accidents and injuries to your employees, but it can also extend the life of your equipment and so makes economic sense.
3rd August 2016
One of the primary responsibilities of any business is to ensure the safety of and wellbeing of their staff while within the workplace. Not only is this a legal requirement but it is also important for the happiness of staff and their morale - no-one wants to work somewhere where they feel unsafe and that their employer doesn't care for their wellbeing. To check these responsibilities are being met, health and safety site inspections are carried out.
27th June 2016
Aerospace is an industry in which the risk of falling is obvious. In this article we describe the most popular types of fall protection in the aerospace industry.