If you work in the scaffolding industry, you’ll be very familiar with the gin wheel.
It’s a simple pulley device that connects to a scaffold and uses a long rope to lift or lower equipment and materials. Most scaffolds require a method of raising materials to the upper reaches of a structure or lowering them back down to ground again. Gin wheels are without doubt the method of choice for this use, mostly thanks to their cost-effectiveness, ease of use and perhaps a ‘we’ve always done it this way’ attitude.
But is there a safer way to lift today? We discuss on the blog.
If you want to comply with the latest health and safety practices when erecting a scaffold, you’re going to need an anchor testing kit.
Furthermore, the correct selection, installation and testing of scaffold anchor ties is critical to the overall safety and stability of scaffold structures of all types, so we need to do all we can to operate as safely as possible.
In this blog, we’ll help you decide which anchor test kit is right you, as well as detail the process of correctly testing scaffold anchors for strength and stability for the normal use of scaffold structures.
The only way to ensure safety when working at height is by deploying and following a strict assessment and planning process. That’s where STRICTPLAAN can help. STRICTPLAAN is designed to cover critical safety considerations when working at height. Read the blog to find out what it entails.
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.
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