New catapult effect safety awareness leaflet

A safety awareness leaflet has been issued to warn users of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) about the catapult effect, which can cause occupants to be ejected from the platform, leading to serious injury and death, especially if occupants in boom-type machines are not wearing the correct personal fall protection equipment (PFPE). The leaflet, entitled […]

08/11/2022 - 13:42 pm

IPAF guidance helps keep festive decorations work safe

Workers and managers using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to install and remove seasonal decorations and lights are being urged to download a comprehensive new technical guidance booklet that can help to avoid safety issues and to mitigate risks involved in work at height in public areas and alongside roads. The Safe Use of MEWPs […]

18/10/2022 - 17:22 pm

Reid lifting provides safe solution for accessing flood defences

When Bam Nuttall Ltd completed new flood defence work for the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and Environment Agency at Huckers Bow, near Weston Super Mare on the Bristol Channel, UK, it had to install the maintenance and inspection ladder without loops because there is a risk that loops could be damaged by debris around the […]

04/08/2021 - 11:53 am

Porta Gantries provide portable solution to falls from height risk

When the UK’s Health and Safety Exeutive (HSE) released its latest fatal accident figures in July, falls from height were once again the single biggest cause of workplace deaths in the UK (up 4% at 29%), and accounted for 8% of all workplace injuries. What is significant in these figures isn’t the headline numbers though […]

14/09/2020 - 18:31 pm

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