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The Top 6 Hazards Of Working At Height, And How To Avoid Them

Working at height remains among the top causes of serious injury and fatality in the workplace. While this type of work is never without risk, both hire companies and individual workers can minimise the risks if they understand working at height hazards and control measures and reduce the likelihood of a serious accident. Read on for our Working at Height hazards list, along with examples of how to address these risks in the workplace. Read More

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What Are The LOLER And PUWER Regulations?

LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations that were implemented by the UK government in 1998 to cover the use of hydraulic platforms that raise and lower with a person or materials on board. PUWER, on the other hand, stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, which are often applied in conjunction with LOLER. Read More

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Is Training Necessary For Work At Height?

  If you’re looking to take on a job that requires you to work at height, you may be wondering whether any training is necessary. The answer is yes, and here we explain why, and what exactly is required: Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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