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Jul 21, 2016 | 0 comments

When it comes to the hierarchy of accidents in the workplace, working at height has the ignominy of consistently ranking as the number one cause. Over recent years concerted efforts have been made to address this, but it remains a major issue and one which only training across the board, for employees and managers alike can address.

The two major accreditors of working at height training in the UK are PASMA and IPAF, both industry standard and responsible for overseeing a wide range of exceptional training courses in the UK.

JW Simpkin Ltd exemplify the vast spectrum of industries that needs working at height training. They are fire protection specialists who ensure that their employees are trained on courses provided by both PASMA and IPAF in order to meet site safety measures when delivering their services of fire protective boarding and intumescent painting of structural steelwork.

In terms of the kinds of businesses that need to ensure that their employees and managers are trained in safe working at height, it’s a case of how long is a piece of string. However, the industries most at risk tend to be the building trade, telecommunications, roadwork operations, decorating and window cleaning and warehouse operations. Of course there are multiple other industries that are affected. There are training courses for managers that help them understand the risks of a particular site in particular conditions and how to plan to make sure best practice is adhered to. In some ways this is just as important as ensuring those actually up on a big cherry picker are fully trained.

Ensuring that employees are fully trained is inarguably the first step towards risk mitigation. You can give everyone the top of the line Personal Protective Equipment, but if they don’t understand when conditions make it too risky to even attempt working at height, such items can be utterly useless. Before looking at all of the more specific and in some ways selfish reasons why training is important it is vital to bear in mind that according to the Health and Safety Work Act of 1974, all employers have a duty of care to ensure all employees and visitors to their premises are kept safe.

It may seem blindingly obvious, but the better trained employees are in safety procedure, the easier it is for them to focus on their jobs and become more productive. Jobs will take up less time and become more streamlined. While the initial outlay for training programmes may seem costly, employers can reap the rewards in many ways. In fact, money can be saved in the long run. Imagine the legal fees, reputational damage and fines that could be incurred should an employer be found to be at fault or negligent after a fatal accident? Yes, there should be a moral obligation, but even the hardest of business noses should appreciate the potentially damaging financial implications. It is also worth noting that contracts are starting to be withheld from under-trained organisations as it is not worth the risk of any negative publicity an accident could bring.

Finally, everyone wants to work in a happy working environment and studies show that when employees are confident in their safety and ability to adapt to different working conditions they are much happier in their roles, leading once again to better productivity and morale.

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0344 693 3303

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0344 693 3303

Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales 07665934

Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales
07665934

New Genie’s for Hire


We are delighted to announce another order for new plant with AJ Access, providing 10 brand new Genie 19/32 Narrow Electric Scissors and Genie 45/25 J DRT Articulating Booms.

 

The articulating booms come with generator power take off to the basket and Genie’s revolutionary Operator Protective Alarm system (Secondary Guard) as standard.

 

These units were delivered this week and are good to go on hire today!

 Click here to view our scissor lift hire machines.

After the recent arrivals, our fleet holding now extends to more than 200 units, with a wide range of access solutions, from 3.5M personnel lifts to 28M telescopic and articulating booms.

 

We deliver across the North, the Midlands and East Anglia, and also deliver a top class training service from our IPAF training centre, Sheffield’s first ,and can train on site across the UK!

 

Due to high demand, we are now offering training days six days a week, with late training on Wednesdays. (1PM to 9PM available.)

 

Do not hesitate to call free on 0344 693 3303, Dan and the team will be happy to supply at the most competitive hire rates and we guarantee prompt attendance in the event of an unlikely breakdown.

 

Eagle Platforms have a reputation that is second to none, we supply a transparent, no nonsense service that really delivers! Discover the difference today!”

We offer scissor lift hire across the UK but popular locations include:

Scissor lift hire Nottingham

Scissor lift hire Sheffield

Scissor Lift hire Barnsley

Scissor Lift hire Rotherham

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