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Working Safely at Heights

 

Harmony Timber Solutions are proud to announce we are official partners of Construction Safety Week 2019 (21st – 25th October) organised by the Construction Industry Federation.

Read our CSW post here for an overview

Wednesday 23rd October, for Construction Safety Week, is dedicated to Working Safely at Heights.

A review of construction-related fatal accidents, as undertaken by the HSA for years 1989 to 2016, identified falling from height as the single most common cause of fatal accidents. The findings demonstrated that 40% of all deaths in the construction sector, and 49% in non-construction businesses engaged in construction were attributable to working at height. 

Construction Industry Federation

CIF share that, according to the HSA, working at height is defined as “work in any place, including a place at, above or below ground level, where a person could be injured if they fell from that place. Access and egress to a place of work can also be work at height”.

Whether it be utilising a harness correctly or the safe handling and use of a ladder; the safe method of working with any kind of height and the risks involved is a fundamental concern we hold for our staff. Through Toolbox Talks, Training, Control, Assessment and Practices, we ensure this risk of injury for our staff is greatly reduced and any possible accidents are prevented.

We ensure our involvement with any project is fully compliant and exceeds the requirements of the latest regulations. For those looking to improve their own policies & processes, the HSA gives a detailed overview of the topic with related documentation:

HSA Working at Heights

 

Be sure to check back during the week and also check our social media accounts for #CIFSafety19 updates!

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