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The Importance Of Routinely Servicing Work Equipment

For all companies that work with equipment of any kind – from ladders to scaffold towers – it is absolutely essential for it to be assessed and serviced regularly. It is a legal requirement for employers to ensure that any pieces of equipment used for work processes and in workplaces are fit for purpose so as to minimise safety risks. But aside from being a government-mandated necessity, there are also other reasons why servicing should occur frequently. Read More

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Invest In Working At Height Equipment

If you require your employees to work at height, safety should be your number one priority. Investing in the right working at height equipment has many benefits, including protecting the safety of your employees and improving the efficiency of your business. In this guide, we outline 5 good reasons why you should invest in working at height equipment. Read More

What Does Working At Height Mean?

According to the HSE, work at height means “work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.” More specifically, you are working at height if you could fall from an edge, a fragile surface or an opening; you’re working above floor/ground level; you could fall from ground level into a hole or opening in the floor. Read More–-Buying-Leasing-Or-Renting-It.jpg

Scaffold Tower – Buying, Leasing Or Renting It?

It’s always important to ensure that your organisation is able to operate flexibly, but this importance has been heightened due to the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown and recession. This is why, if you’re looking for an aluminium scaffold tower for sale, you should first decide whether it’s more viable to buy, rent, or lease. We’ve put together a guide that can help: Read More

How Short-Term Work At Height Equipment Hire Is Restarting Businesses

For any business restarting following a lengthy lockdown, getting yourself back on your feet and on-track is priority one. Whether you’re a small business just starting up following a layoff from an existing company, or simply a firm getting back on its feet, equipment hire might be the best way to get back to a better standing - especially when it comes to working at height equipment. Read More

Optimising Work At Height Safety During COVID-19

As the majority of the UK returns to work, new health and safety guidelines have been put in place to ensure that businesses are equipped to protect their employees from the spread of COVID-19. To make sure that your business remains compliant with the new regulations while protecting your staff from injury, we've put together this guide to optimising work at height safety during COVID-19. Read More

What is the Cost of Minor Injuries When Working at Heights?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of workers suffer minor injuries at work which can have serious repercussions for themselves and their employers. According to the Labour Force Survey in 2018/2019, 581,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work during the course of the year, and around 8% of those may have been falls from a height. Working at heights is necessary in many sectors, and yet it's undeniable that such work carries risks. Mitigating these risks as best as possible is key to maximising safety in the workplace. Read More

Why Should you Hire a Desksurfer from Ability?

Completing maintenance work over desks can be a nuisance, which is why Ability has created an ingenious product called the Desksurfer. In this blog, we'll be looking into a few reasons why you should hire a Desksurfer from Ability. Read More