AKM Fabrications


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  • Ordnance Way, Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley, PR7 7EL

Mobile Man Anchors

Man anchor may have prevented seven metre fall

A telecoms engineer fell seven metres after losing his balance, in an incident that may have been avoided through the use of a man anchor as a form of fall protection. The engineer was working for BT in a residential block of flats in Tower Hamlets, when he stumbled and fell through the ceiling of […]

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Man anchor and roof rails may have prevented 5m fall

A five-metre fall that left a man badly injured may have been prevented through a combination of roof rails and a man anchor or other such harness, according to the HSE. The incident occurred on January 30th 2013 on Dorset Road in Bromley, when a 22-year-old Lewisham man fell from the roof of a domestic […]

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Walkovers and man anchors can prevent rooflight falls

Following the paralysis of a 69-year-old man who fell through a rooflight on a Scottish border farm, the HSE is stressing the value of precautions like man anchors and walkovers to prevent similar incidents. On March 14th 2013, Neil Knox was repairing a roof at a farm in Lauder when, during a tea break, he […]

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Man anchor demo added to Safety Expo

A man anchor demonstration is among the newest additions to the itinerary for the Safety & Health Expo 2014, which starts at ExCel London on June 17th. This year is the first time the event has been held in London – an indication of its growing importance across a broad range of industries, according to […]

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Still the season for man anchors as wind warnings continue

Any high-altitude maintenance work that absolutely must go ahead in the coming days should be undertaken with roof rails and man anchors in place, in light of the severe weather wind warnings covering several parts of the UK, including coastal areas in the north-west. Gusting winds of up to 60-70 mph are predicted by the […]

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UK storms highlight importance of man anchors and guardrails once again

The heavy weather that has struck across the UK in recent days is an extreme example of why guardrails and man anchors are important for anyone working at altitude or in exposed areas. While it is likely that much maintenance work was rescheduled in the worst-hit areas, where wind speeds were recorded gusting at over […]

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Man anchors can keep trainees safe

With an influx of less-experienced employees likely in the construction sector in the months to come, man anchors could prove to be a crucial safety precaution for those who are not used to working at height. Any elevated surface where access is regularly required should already be bordered by guardrails to protect maintenance workers. However, […]

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Man anchors and safety ladders can avoid skip company sanctions

If you are operating in the skip hire sector, take a look at your working-at-height safety provisions to determine whether precautions like safety ladders and man anchors may be required. Skips are often stacked when not in use – and it may not immediately appear easy to take precautions when scaling these stacks, as they […]

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Glastonbury weather highlights need for man anchors and roof rails

A look back at previous Glastonbury music festivals gives an indication of why roof rails and man anchors are an important investment for any UK business, whether you’re scaling the heights of the Pyramid Stage to erect speakers and lighting, or just need safe access to the roof of your office block. The Met Office […]

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Gale-force forecast makes man anchors essential

Man anchors are likely to be an essential investment for many people working at height in the weeks to come, as the typical British weather shows no signs of catching up with the fact that it’s spring. Nationwide forecasts from the Met Office predict that the end of May will be “”windy for many, with […]

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