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Edge protection

Walkovers and edge protection could have prevented 6m fall

A man who fell six metres through a fragile skylight could have escaped injury if the site on which he was working had been properly protected with edge protection and walkovers. Przemyslaw Borkiewicz of Mutley, Plymouth, was working on a garage in Saltash on December 12th 2012 without adequate safety equipment. He had no man […]

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Roofer fined for endangering sons with lack of edge protection

The HSE continues to report on cases where a complete lack of edge protection was seen to be putting roofers at risk – and in the latest incident, the culprit had put his two sons in danger through a lack of such safety precautions. It relates to work carried out in Wednesfield in February 2013, […]

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Edge protection helps tackle rising north-west injuries

With injuries and fatalities on the increase in the north-west, the HSE is using its 40th anniversary to urge vigilance on common risks such as falls from height. The start of 2015 also marks the beginning of the executive’s 40th year, but the occasion is marred slightly by worsening safety figures in the north-west. In […]

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Repeat edge protection errors land building firm in court

Persistent failure to put edge protection in place when working at height has landed one West Midlands building firm in court with a four-figure fine. The firm – which works in the West Midlands but is actually registered to an address in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – was first served with a prohibition notice on June 13th after […]

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Edge protection ‘is standard practice and common sense’

Using edge protection to minimise fall risks and protect workers is both standard industry practice, and good common sense, according to a HSE inspector. Stephron Baker Holmes stressed the importance of adequate edge protection for construction firms, following a recent case in which a 43-year-old carpenter fell through an unprotected rooflight opening. He landed more […]

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Scaffolder ‘ignored calls for edge protection’

A scaffolder not only failed to install adequate edge protection and safety ladders at his construction site; he also ignored a HSE inspector and continued to work unsafely in his direct view. The Essex labourer was working on a four-storey scaffold tower on the outside of a building in Chelsea, but some parts of the […]

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Edge protection can stop you becoming another statistic

A hard-hitting film by the Health & Safety Executive highlights the real-world impact of workplace accidents, and the importance of edge protection and guard rails, as well as precautions against other threats like asbestos and electricity. The video, entitled Turning Concern Into Action, marks the culmination of the HSE’s Safer Sites campaign, which has been […]

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Why low-risk workplaces need edge protection

Edge protection is a common sight on industrial premises – although there are still many more industrial structures that could benefit from having it installed. But it is also important on what might seem like low-risk workplaces and public buildings, such as offices and shops, particularly if regular roof access is required for any reason. […]

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Solar installers scuppered by lack of edge protection and walkovers

A lack of walkovers on a fragile roof, combined with the failure to install edge protection, left a pair of brothers lucky to escape more serious injury when they fell 15ft to the ground below. Brynley Perrett sustained the worse injuries in the incident, picking up a compression fracture of the back and sternum, while […]

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Come and see AKM edge protection at rci 2014

AKM Fabrications will be at rci 2014 this October, giving you the perfect opportunity to come and discuss edge protection with us in all its forms. From safety barriers to guardrails, man anchors to walkovers, our team will be at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on October 29th-30th (find us at stand J10). We’ll also […]

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