Working From Height - That Old Chestnut
27 June 2017
Working at height still accounts for a large proportion of accidents within the construction industry. However we do seem to be getting better at safety as is highlighted by the NASC 2017 Safety Report. Scaffolding and the use of MEWP's to carry out work at height has meant less accidents on site when complying with the industry safety standards, SG4:15.
That said, we still have a way to go with training standards and the delivery of courses to support our scaffolders. It is nice to see that progress is being made and, in July this year, we note that there are some CDP courses beginning in regard to scaffolding; the hope that this will still further safety of those working on or near construction works. If you would like to know more about these courses visit www.cisrs.org.uk for more information.