Falls from height are one of the leading causes of major injury within the construction and scaffolding industries, a trend that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon.
It is therefore essential that a working at height rescue plan is available with strict measures in place so a trained team is well-drilled regarding what actions to take if a fall occurs. In this blog, we’ll discuss the key elements of a scaffolding rescue and evacuation plan in the event of falls from height.
As a specialist supplier of height safety equipment, many members of the team at Leach’s are asked about the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and what the implications of the rules are for safety managers, safety executives and business owners.
Never one to disappoint, we’ve collated the top 10 questions we’re asked to help you demystify some of the finer details of the regulations and equip you with the knowledge you need to confidently stay informed, legal and safe.
When working at height, safety is always the top priority. If the right precautions aren’t taken, working at height can be just as dangerous to those site workers or members of the public on the ground. A free-falling hammer could easily fall onto an unsuspecting victim below, with a devastating impact. That's where tool tethering comes in...
Yes the ice has thawed and we now have those precious longer days, but the spring and summer seasons still bring about some very real challenges to contend with. In our latest blog, we discuss what safety issues to look out for in the months ahead, and our tips to stay safe.
Ladders have a bit of a bad reputation. Yet when it comes to health and safety, often the problem isn’t the ladder itself, but rather not having the right education around how to safely use one. Read the blog to learn more about using ladders safely.
As an industry, we’re well-versed in the dangers working at height can present. But unfortunately, in recent times we’ve seen our industry hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The injury or death of a tradesperson or scaffolder is something we at Leach’s work incredibly hard to prevent, but according to the Health and Safety Executive the death rate is on the rise. Falls from height account for one third of all fatal injuries. We unpack how regulations are helping improve the scaffolding safety culture on the blog.
So, you’re in the market for a new scaffolding level. With the array of options and features available, no doubt you’ll be asking yourself how to decide which scaffolder’s level is best, or whether any level will do. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you identify the traits of a top-quality scaffolder’s level.
Scaffold sheeting provides the ideal solution for ensuring the continued safety of both workers and the public. To help make the best decision for your project, we’ve put together this scaffold sheeting buying guide. Read more.
Beerenberg and Leach’s partner to create and deliver an all-new high-spec scaffolder’s tool kit, with all tools uniquely tethered to prevent drops from height. The specialist kit has now been delivered to almost 300 offshore oil and gas scaffolders. Read more.
Leach’s is a trading name of “Beacon Group International Products Limited” registered in England and Wales, No. 8270847. Registered address: Hampton House, High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3AW