AKM Fabrications


  • AKM Fabrications
  • Unit J, Buckshaw Link
  • Ordnance Way, Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley, PR7 7EL

Edge protection

Edge protection goes back to school

It’s September, and that means children everywhere are going back to school – but it’s perhaps a time to think less about the risks of taking a conker to the eye, and more about the importance of edge protection. The HSE is urging parents and teachers alike “not to wrap kids in cotton wool”, and […]

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Edge protection is part of ’40 years of shouting safety’

Edge protection is an essential component in preventing falls from height on many business premises, whether they are commercial, business or industrial. And with falls from height still high on the agenda for the Health & Safety Executive, it is apt that edge protection will remain a cornerstone of protecting employees as the organisation celebrates […]

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Repeated edge protection absences land five in court

A persistent refusal to install edge protection at a poultry farm ended with five people going to court to face prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive. In an example of ‘prevention is better than cure’, the HSE took action against a Lincolnshire poultry firm and four contractors, even though no injuries were sustained by […]

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Edge protection, Glasgow 2014, and temporary demountable structures

Edge protection is one of the technologies helping to ensure the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games reach their finale without any major health and safety incidents. The Health & Safety Executive has been working with the organisers of the Games from the very beginning, supervising and advising on the construction of the venues and facilities, including […]

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How edge protection helped towards record low fatalities

Edge protection is often mentioned alongside stern warnings about the dangers of working at height – which is still one of the main causes of workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities. So it is good to see statistics that demonstrate how edge protection, as part of workplaces’ overall commitment to health and safety, is helping the […]

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Edge protection ‘is an employer priority’

Edge protection should be a priority for employers in any situation where employees are asked to work at height, the Health & Safety Executive has reaffirmed. HSE inspector Rob Hassell reiterated the risks of working at height following a ruling against a Northampton logistics firm for a fall injury that left one man unable to […]

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NFRC Roofing Awards show far reach of edge protection

It is easy to think of edge protection as being there purely for when repair work is being carried out to a leaky roof, but the recent NFRC Roofing Awards 2014 highlighted the wide range of different reasons why work might be carried out on a rooftop. The ninth annual awards ceremony was held in […]

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How edge protection can tackle ‘bungled’ jobs

Construction industry endorsement scheme TrustMark has revealed that so-called ‘bunglards’ are more costly to British householders than burglars – meaning that edge protection, man anchors and other best-practice approaches to carrying out work could have a direct economic impact not only on construction firms, but on their customers too. According to the organisation, in the […]

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Edge protection protects against ‘offences without incident’

Edge protection and man anchors could be necessary precautions, even if you have a clean safety record and well trained staff. The Health & Safety Executive recently fined a Hounslow roofing company £5,000, with £4,137 costs and a further £1,957 costs charged to the company director, after workers were caught on camera without adequate safety […]

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Edge protection could help tackle farming fatalities

Edge protection has broad applications across a multitude of industry areas, but one discipline where it may be particularly needed at present is farming. Farming is a great British institution, and continues to provide important employment opportunities, as well as generating much of the food we consume on a daily basis. But it is also […]

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