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  • What Are the Working At Height Regulations? A Working At Height Regulations Guide
    where a person can fall and be injured The overriding principle of the Working at Height Regulations is to avoid work at height if practicably possible The Regulations also state that if work at height is unavoidable duty holders must do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent anyone from falling placing collective protection over mitigation options Work at height is to be properly planned and suitable work equipment selected

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  • The Working at Height Regulations Hierarchy of Control Measures
    if work at height is unavoidable duty holders must do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent anyone from falling placing collective protection over mitigation options The Hierarchy of Control Measures is shown below See the guide to the right for a detalied explanation of each level of the Hierarchy The Working at Height Regulations were introduced to provide a comprehensive set of regulations applying to all work at height

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  • Scaffolding & Working At Height Best Practice Provided By Turner Access
    Operating at level 3 of the Hierarchy Turner Access provides collective protection that prevents the risk of fall during the erection dismantle and alteration of access equipment This is achieved using innovative collective protection solutions including the GuardAid Positional Tool for use with the Turner OCTO Scaffolding System and the BetaGuard Advanced Guardrail System for use on Aluminium Scaffold Towers Current industry practice typically operates at levels 6 and 8 of the Hierarchy of Control Measures using PPE including safety harnesses and minimising consequences through training and instruction Safety harnesses do not prevent falls and only provide a last resort to arrest the fall once it has happened There are a number of problems and limitations when using harnesses including the fact that the majority of fatal falls occur below the height of 4 metres where harnesses are usually ineffective Also harnesses by their nature restrict movement which not only slows down the work process but also in itself can be dangerous The use of harnesses also imposes a duty on the user s employer to provide both a rescue plan and rescue resources capable of carrying out a rescue and dealing with the suspension trauma they cause The Work

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  • UK Construction Industry Latest News From Scaffolding Experts Turner Access
    and safety system in the world Working at Height Safety Campaign Launched June 2014 Construction companies across the USA are being asked to pause their working day this week to discuss working safely at height and fall prevention Working at Height in Focus at the IOSH Conference 2014 May 2014 A major area of focus at next month s IOSH Conference 2014 will be working safely at height Confidence in Scottish Construction Industry Grows April 2014 Confidence in the Scottish Construction Industry is at its highest level since the beginning of the economic downturn according to the latest report by the Scottish Construction Monitor HSE Announce New Consultation on CDM Regulations 2007 March 2014 The Health and Safety Executive HSE has announced the beginning of a ten week consultation to revise the Construction Design and Management Regulations CDM 2007 NASC Members Rewarded for Commitment to Training February 2014 The NASC has launched their 2014 Qualifying the Workforce QTW programme which rewards NASC members for their commitment to training Construction Industry Output to Increase More than Expected January 2014 Industry experts are forecasting a greater increase in construction output in the next two years thanks to a stronger rebound in commercial building 2013 HSE Solar Safety Awareness Day November 2013 Free Domestic Renewables PV Solar Thermal Safety and Health Awareness Day Thursday 5th December 2013 This is a free event run by the industry for the industry as part of the HSE Working Well Together campaign David Cameron says Qatar could learn from UK Construction Industry October 2013 David Cameron has urged Qatar to improve standards of care for World Cup stadium workers following a Guardian investigation which revealed that alarming numbers of migrant labourers are dying in the building boom in the run up to the 2022 showpiece Read More PASMA Training in Scotland September 2013 PASMA Mobile Access Tower Training ensures operatives can demonstrate they are competent to use mobile access towers safely to work at height PASMA is the lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry Read More Scottish Construction and HSE Working Well Together Event 4th September 2013 August 2013 Scottish Construction and HSE are hosting a Still Working Well Together event next week aimed at senior managers and industry decision makers in Scotland Read More HSE Construction Division Plan of Work 2013 2014 July 2013 The Health and Safety Executive HSE has published its Construction Division Plan of Work Summary for 2013 14 which will see it prioritising Read More Revised Guidance on CISRS Scaffolder Training June 2013 The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme CISRS has launched a revised version of their General Information Booklet Read More HSE Launch new Safety Culture Tool Online May 2013 The Health and Safety Laboratory an agency of the Health and Safety Executive has made an online Safety Climate Tool Read More Quarter of London Construction Sites Fail Safety Inspection April 2013 The HSE has failed a quarter of all London construction sites following a month long inspection

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  • System Scaffolding, Working at Height and Company News Archive
    and Part 2 Scaffolders Skydiving Up Next for the Team at Turner Access August 2014 A fearless team from Turner Access will be taking part in a tandem skydive in September to raise funds for Yorkhill Children s Charity Turner Access Taking Part in the Great Scottish Run 2014 August 2014 As part of the Turner Access 30 th Anniversary celebration a team of sporty staff will be taking part in the 2014 Great Scottish Run to raise money for Yorkhill Children s Charity Read the New Glasgow South Rotunda Case Study August 2014 As part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and the Glasgow Cultural Programme 2014 the National Theatre Scotland has restored the iconic Glasgow South Rotunda for a unique Commonwealth performance arts festival PASMA Annual Report 2014 Now Published July 2014 PASMA the lead trade association for mobile scaffold towers has published its annual report for 2014 Turner Access Now Recruiting July 2014 Turner Access is currently recruiting for an Access and Scaffolding Sales Representative in Glasgow The successful applicant will be responsible for the sale and rental of aluminium scaffold towers and low level work platforms SP Approval in Sweden for Turner OCTO System Scaffolding July 2014 Turner Fabrication Ltd is pleased to announce SP approval and certification for Turner OCTO System Scaffolding in Sweden Turner Access Joins PITZNER in Denmark to Promote Turner OCTO July 2014 Turner Fabrication Managing Director Ian Wilson visited Denmark recently to promote the benefits of the Turner OCTO Scaffolding System alongside new Danish distributers PITZNER Turner Access Welcomes New Area Sales Manager July 2014 Turner Access would like to introduce our newest member of the team Paul McMahon who joins the Company after a distinguished career in the health and safety industry The NASC Safety Report 2014 Now Published July 2014 The NASC has published its NASC Safety Report 2014 which documents the statistics for scaffolding accidents in the U K for all NASC members Choosing the Right Work at Height Equipment now even Easier June 2014 Turner Access has re launched its Online Shop with a new look and improved navigational features to make choosing the right working at height equipment even easier Great Day of Fundraising for ACCORD Hospice June 2014 Turner Access is pleased to hear that the ACCORD Hospice Annual Summer Fayre raised almost 13 000 A fantastic achievement Read the New Turner OCTO Scaffolding System Case Study June 2014 As part of the essential building refurbishment of the Turner Group Head Office in Glasgow the Turner OCTO Scaffolding system was installed by the Turner Access Contracts Division in conjunction with akp Scotland Continuing Success for Former Turner Access Apprentice May 2014 As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2014 we met with former Scaffolding Apprentice Andrew Cuddihy who has now completed his Apprenticeship and is quickly rising through the ranks at Turner Access Turner Access Raising Money for Yorkhill Children s Charity May 2014 Continuing our charity fundraising and 30th Anniversary celebrations Turner Access held a

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  • Scaffold Tower Hire in Glasgow - Your Guide from Turner Access
    Hire in Glasgow Hiring a scaffold tower is easy when you know how but what do you do if you are unsure of what is involved What are the options What does it cost What is the minimum or maximum hire period We ve made scaffold tower hire easy with our handy new guide Click on the guide to expand and if there s anything we ve missed just get

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  • NASC Scaffolding Association Backed by Construction Industry Leaders
    service NASC members including Turner Access must ensure that all work is carried out by registered qualified scaffolders all materials conform to the highest standards and all health and safety regulations are complied with Principal contractors Carillion BAM and Bovis Lend Lease said Carillion recognises that the NASC is the leading body for setting standards for scaffolding in the UK It is therefore Carillion Plc policy that we use only NASC member companies to provide scaffolding on our sites Julia Fancourt Scaffolding Relationship Category Manager Carillion Plc BAM s decision to use NASC members is a significant backing for the industry s commitment to spread best practice and change regarding safe erection of scaffolding It will help scaffolding contractors to use collective protection and comply with the Work at Height Regulations This protects both themselves and those around them Frank Garnett Director of Health and Safety at BAM Construct UK The NASC have played an active part in the Safety Agenda over the last few years and I would recommend that all Scaffolding Companies join them on this important issue John Spanswick Chairman Bovis Lend Lease NASC members must ensure that Operatives are fully trained Health and Safety regulations are

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  • 2015 PASMA Annual Review Now Available
    details developments from the Training Hire and Technical committees The report this year also includes further information on the Not on your life campaign continuing into 2015 BSI introducing a revised standard for complex towers and PASMA Training numbers exceeding over 65 000 There is also a farewell address from outgoing Chairman Chris Blantern and an introduction from his successor Carl Evans Turner Access has been a PASMA member since

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