Working at Height Winter 3

STAY SAFE AT HEIGHTS IN WINTER;

In 2013/14 falls from height accounted for nearly 6,000 reported injuries. Occupational falls can be life altering and, in some cases, fatal. It’s crucial that employees and employers prepare themselves for the dark winter months, the poor visibility and the adverse weather conditions that create a much riskier working environment. You’ll need to update your risk assessment for the additional hazards that winter brings. The following guide offers tips on how to prepare for wintry weather and dark days by ensuring all workplaces have adequate lighting, welfare facilities, personal protection equipment and provisions in place for lone workers. It’s a Read More

sword of honour

BYBOX AWARDED PRESTIGOUS SWORD OF HONOUR FROM BSC;

TECH COMPANY SCOOPS SAFETY AWARD International technology company, ByBox, has been awarded the Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. This accolade was awarded to the ByBox Coventry Distribution Hub in recognition of the very high standard of health and safety measures it has successfully implemented. The ByBox Coventry Hub is one of just 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to achieve the maximum 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