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.
24th June 2016
One of the most important aspects of running a sucessful business is ensuring that it has an effective package of general health and safety measures.
28th March 2016
Falls that occur when a person is working at height result in the greatest number of deaths and serious injuries in the workplace. The most likley cause of an accident when working at height is a fall from a ladder, scaffolding or other working platform or a fall through a fragile roof or skylight.
3rd March 2016
The danger involved in working at height need hardly be explained. Many serious injuries and fatalities can occur in industries working at heights. Which underlines the importance of introducing some form of fall protection to the work site.
21st February 2016
With all the best planning in the world the problem still remains that falls from scaffolding and building sites in general are sadly unavoidable and will never be 100% eliminated. Of course prevention is always better than cure, but it’s important not to take prevention for granted and to have a back-up plan in place in case the worst should ever happen.
22nd January 2016
Working at height is the single largest cause of death and severe injury in the building industry and is particularly prevalent on smaller construction projects. Many of the accidents giving rise to these fatalities and injuries occur as a result of workers falling from scaffolding, other work platforms and roofs.
27th November 2015
Every day in the UK, workers (especially in construction) die or are severely injured as a result of accidents from heights in the workplace. Sadly in many cases these deaths/falls could have been prevented with adequate fall protection.
8th October 2015
Heights are one of the riskiest types of environment in which to work, and regularly cause injuries to employees in both large and small companies. Fall-Pac soft fall bags can be used overseas; here’s why they are the perfect option for construction companies working worldwide.
12th September 2015
The construction industry is a multi-skilled environment with electricians, plumbers, labourers, carpenters and more all working side by side to create housing.
11th August 2015
Some working environments are intrinsically more dangerous than others, and when heights are involved this is most definitely the case. One of the riskiest environments for workers to be employed in, heights have the potential to cause serious injury or even death if appropriate safety measures aren’t implemented.
21st July 2015
As an employer you have a legal responsibility to try and keep your workers safe, but that's no easy matter when their environment is hazardous. Manual handling and working at heights are two of the riskiest types of jobs, and when combined can be treacherous, making it tricky to protect employees properly.