There are so many reasons why it’s important to ensure proper safety measures when working at heights. Proper edge protection, fall protection, and fall arrest equipment and safety measures should always be used and enforced.
Not only can your company, or you personally, face a court hearing or trial, and maybe even criminal charges if you don’t follow the right procedure; but you could also risk the health, safety, or even lives of your co-workers.
Nearly every day of the year there is news of someone being injured, or nearly injured, in an accident in the workplace that could have been prevented.
For instance, in September 2011, a foundry worker was severely burned when he fell into an unfenced molten metal pit. This could have been prevented had the pit been thoroughly fenced around as is required by law.
This is just one example of the many workplace injuries that happy on a daily basis all over the UK.
Here at Heightsafe Sytems, we believe in offering you all we can in equipment for fall protection and height safety as well as providing you with beneficial and information related to workplace health and safety.
Sadly, many people are injured and even die because of ignorance of one or more parties. Knowledge is key to saving people from injury and death in the workplace. Always follow proper procedures and use the required safety equipment. There’s no excuse not to.
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