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HOSPITAL TAKES TO THE ROOF WITH SAFETY COURSES

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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

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CATHEDRAL IN-SPIRES NEW HEIGHTS OF SAFETY;

SAFE ACCESS TO UK’S TALLEST SPIRE Fall protection company Eurosafe Solutions has ensured safe access to Salisbury Cathedral, which has the tallest spire in Britain! The cathedral’s estate department contacted Eurosafe Solutions to replace ropes and provide a safe working environment inside the spire, which measures 123 metres high. Although scaffolding was already installed at the site, the fact it dated back to 1365 presented a unique set of challenges that had to be overcome. Much of the existing scaffolding was made from old ships and oak beams, which the Eurosafe Solutions team wanted to leave in place as it Read More

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NEWLY-TRAINED FIRST AIDERS SAVE MAN’S LIFE;

CPR Skills Rescue Stricken Electrician Two electricians saved the life of a workmate who had collapsed – just three weeks after they completed a first aid course. The pair, both from Hinckley, Leicestershire, rushed to the rescue when one of their colleagues collapsed and stopped breathing as he was preparing to start work. Marc Norton, 32, and Jordan Pickering, 22, both helped keep the man (who does not wish to be named) alive, thanks to the CPR skills they learnt at a first aid training day with Leicestershire-based training and consultancy specialist OMS. The two electricians had just arrived and Read More

HSE APPOINTS NEW INSPECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION;

Safety Body Selects New Building Chief The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed its new chief inspector of construction. Peter Baker, who is currently Head of HSE’s Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division, will replace Philip White on 1st April 2015. Philip, who has been acting interim chief since Heather Bryant left HSE in September 2014, will continue in his role as Head of HSE’s Operational Strategy Division. Construction is one of Britain’s most important industries employing over two million people. Vast improvements have been made in the sector in recent years however it remains one of Britain’s most dangerous Read More

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FULL MEMBER STATUS FOR IIRSM AT CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY COUNCIL;

Umbrella Body Welcomes IIRSM Into Fold The CIC is a hugely successful and influential umbrella body that seeks to represent predominantly UK-based construction related professional bodies and Associations with an interest in the UK’s built environment. It is not a political organisation but has significant relationships with all relevant UK Government Departments and Agencies. IIRSM takes a place on its Council and will engage at all levels in all of the work of CIC. Of special interest to IIRSM will be its influential Standing Health and Safety Committee which engages with all of the professional bodies such the RIBA, ICE, Read More