HSE farm inspections to include a focus on working at height

Farmers are being reminded they must change their attitude towards safety as Britain’s workplace regulator readies itself for a wave of inspections in the coming months. The latest inspection focus Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit farms across England, Scotland and Wales as part of a push to change the culture […]

HSE prosecution highlights work at height risks

Two companies have been fined £46,000 in total after a labourer from Runcorn fractured his skull. The man had been working on a new build house when he fell through a stairwell on 3 March 2021. The 46-year-old, who was 43 at the time, was on the first floor in one of the new terraced […]

PASMA launches TowerSure explainer video

TowerSure by PASMA is a game-changing tool that will help tower users across the world to inspect their mobile towers, and make sure all operatives build safe structures. PASMA recently announced the launch of a brand-new video that provides a comprehensive overview of TowerSure’s features. Developed last month in preparation for PASMA’s headline sponsorship of […]

FASET announces UKAS accreditation

FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) is proud to announce it is now accredited as a Type C inspection body in accordance with International Standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 – making it the only trade association in the UK to achieve this UKAS standard within the SSIP member scheme! As the UK’s leading trade association and training […]

Ladder Association releases latest market surveillance report

Following on from their previous two Telescopic Ladder Market Surveillance Reports, the Ladder Association’s ‘Step Up to Safe Ladders’ campaign continues with the release of a third report – this time on Multi Hinge-Joint (multipurpose) ladders! They tested the ‘Top Ten’ multipurpose ladders found via Google search – including the top 3 products listed on […]

Stay prepared for the release of NASC’s updated SG4:22 User Guide!

With 30 years of proven excellence, NASC is proud to update SG4, which has become the industry standard for preventing falls in scaffolding operations. Their safety and technical guides, created by NASC’s committee’s, ensure compliance and safety for managers and operatives alike. The expanded SG4 User Guide, featuring enhanced pictorial examples of safe practices, focuses […]

The Work at Height Regulations are safe…for now

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 received Royal Assent on 29 June 2023, and while much of the Act is now in force, many of the changes will not take place until the end of the year. The “sunset” provision in the original Bill has been removed, under which 4,800 EU-derived laws, […]

New CEO for NASC – Clive Dickin

Pictured above: Clive Dickin, NASC CEO (left) and Dave Mosley, NASC Director of Training (right) The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – highly experienced trade body leader, Clive Dickin. Clive has worked for more than 25 years as a senior leadership figure within the membership trade association […]

AIF and members look forward to the upcoming London Work at Height Seminar

The Access Industry Forum, along with a number of our members, are delighted to be attending the upcoming London Work at Height Seminar (LWAHS) at the prestigious London Guildhall on Thursday 20 July 2023. The LWAHS brings together local government authorities, health and safety professionals and those who have an interest in working at height […]

NASC launches its 2023 Safety Report

The latest NASC Safety Report reveals the lowest Accident Incident Rate (AIR) and Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) since we began tracking data in 1975 – even with a 10% year-on-year rise in scaffolders surveyed, totalling 17,315 operatives – proving regulated, audited membership makes for safer scaffolding. It is a criterion of NASC contracting membership to […]