Providing a personal measure of protection for personnel working on the maintenance of large vehicles, as well as loading and unloading.
Heightsafe’s bespoke Fall Prevention Solutions are designed to minimise risks when working with vehicles. These systems are made from durable, high-grade materials which ensure a long service life, meaning you will have a reliable long-term safety system in place.
With a variety of Fall Prevention Solutions available, Heightsafe will design, supply and install a system that meets the necessary safety requirements for your vehicles, such as Overhead Fall Arrest Tracks or Edge Protection Systems.
Fall-from-vehicle incidents can cost your company a lot of money. In 2004/05, the human and economic cost of the fall-from-vehicle incidents we know about was ‘over £36.5 million’ (Source: HSE). Many of these incidents occurred when personnel were unloading or loading a vehicle, or when they were performing maintenance tasks. Heightsafe offer solutions to help prevent slips, trips & falls from vehicles.
Death and serious injury resulting from falls from tall vehicles, trailers, HGV’s and wagons are an example of situations faced by far too many transport workers, their families and Employers. Employers need to consider the full picture of the pain and suffering of the individual worker and the financial and social impact on that worker, their families and of course the Employer’s business.
Transport workers have a rate of injury caused by falling from vehicles that is four times the average for all height workers.
The severity of injuries is nearly double that of all other injury claims and generally occurs during trailer maintenance.
The Transport Industry needs to recognise that the risk of injury to workers caused by falls from vehicles is a significant one for the employees concerned, the employer and the industry as a whole. Like any other risk that threatens life, limb or company viability, the risk of falls from vehicles must be managed.
Risk must be assessed when considering trailer top maintenance, as with any other fall from height situations, and appropriate methods to control the risk put into practice and reviewed regularly. This approach will not only minimise the likely impact of the risk but it will enable the industry to demonstrate that it is meeting its responsibilities both legally and morally.
The UK’s number one Fall Protection solution providers.
As the UK’s number one Fall Protection solution providers, Heightsafe offer unequalled quality and cost-effective systems for vehicle safety. Specialist installation teams hold all the relevant certifications and receive regular refresher training to ensure your personnel are protected whilst Working at Height.
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