Recent prosecution demonstrates consequences of not planning work at height

A recent prosecution at Leeds Magistrates’ Court is a stark reminder of just what is at stake when working at height is not properly planned and supervised.    The Court heard that a sheeting cladder fell through a roof light, falling 9.7m to the factory floor below. As a result he suffered life-changing injuries requiring […]

Newly formed APPG launches inquiry into workplace falls from height

The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, sponsored by PASMA and chaired by Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewlis, has launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects. The inquiry is be open for evidence submissions from interested […]

Painter suffers serious injuries following fall from height

Failure to undertake a proper risk assessment and use the correct access equipment has resulted in a property maintenance firm being fined £7,000 at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court. Charles Foster suffered multiple broken bones in October 2015 after falling 3 metres from a ladder while painting exterior metal cladding in Glenrothes. The court heard that a […]

Working Well at Height: AIF makes partnership for new campaign

The Access Industry Forum (AIF), the forum for eleven of the leading trade associations and federations involved in height safety, has launched a new safety campaign with construction industry safety initiative, Working Well Together – Working Well at Height. Falls from height is still the biggest causes of accidents in the construction industry and while […]

AIF member, PASMA, delivers successful campaign for tower safety

PASMA, the trade association representing the international mobile access tower industry, has confirmed that Tower Safety Week 2016 – which ran from 14-18 November – was the most successful and best supported event yet. This year’s campaign took as its theme Working well with towers. The aim of the annual initiative is to improve height […]