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THE TOP 10 DOs-and-DON’Ts OF TOOL TETHERING

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Although a tool falling from any height is a problem, when it falls several hundred feet, equipment and personnel below are in considerable danger. The worker who dropped the tool endangers everything and everyone below him. It is a site safety issue. Even a screwdriver that hits someone after being dropped just ten feet is going to cause serious injury. A larger, free-falling tool, such as a cordless drill, could kill someone. That injured employee is going to cost his company money in lost productivity, workmen’s compensation claims, medical bills and, depending on the circumstances, the possibility of a lawsuit. Read More

correct tool tethering construction

CORRECT TOOL TETHERING GUIDE;

A Tool Falling From a 100-Foot Construction Site Will Hit the Ground in Less Than Two Seconds! Correct tool tethering is a delicate balance of maximizing productivity while safely minimizing the incidence of tools dropped from aloft. This article will help you select the proper tether based on tool weight and usage to provide effective tethering solutions that significantly improve productivity and safety. by John Salentine In its rapid descent, a falling hammer can become an unguided missile that may seriously endanger everything and everyone below. It is a serious site safety issue. At best, the falling object will just Read More

traffic management segregation

FORK IN THE ROAD: MANAGING WORKPLACE TRAFFIC;

Training and Segregation at the Heart of Traffic Management in the Industrial Workplace by Matthew Parkinson What is the most dangerous vehicle in the UK workplace? Is it those heavy duty, 500-horsepower HGVs, backing into loading bays on poorly-managed forecourts? What about those busy, buzzy white vans containing dizzy, fizzy white van men? Or maybe it’s the commuting cars, piling through the morning rush hours into stacked and over-spilling parking bays? All wrong. In fact, the most dangerous piece of transport in the workplace injures more people than all the aforementioned modes of transport combined. Last year, more than 800 Read More

drone use for t mobile

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM INSPECTIONS COULD SAVE LIVES;

Communications Giant Boosts Health & Safety with use of Drones Telecom provider T-Mobile will use Aerialtronics Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as it becomes the first European provider to use drones to inspect 5,000 antennas in Holland. Aerialtronics will also provide the training as T Mobile becomes unique in the telecoms world by using its own pilot. It is further confirmation that T-Mobile will make structural use of drones in its operations. T-Mobile purchased the drone from Aerialtronics, an international manufacturer of state-of-the-art UAS for civilian and commercial purposes after testing the UAS in the Netherlands. The HD camera also supplied Read More

Southmead Hospital eurosafe

HOSPITAL TAKES TO THE ROOF WITH SAFETY COURSES;

Maintenance Employees Benefit from H&S Training Southmead Hospital in Bristol has demonstrated its commitment to safe working at height for its maintenance staff by appointing Eurosafe Solutions to deliver a series of fall protection safety courses. The company recently trained six maintenance personnel on the correct use of Latchways’ horizontal and inclined fall protection cable systems, as well as on fall arrest harness and lanyard usage, which are used to aid and protect workers carrying out maintenance tasks on buildings. Combining theoretical and practical training, the full day course has given Southmead Hospital’s maintenance staff an in-depth understanding of safe Read More