Health and Safety

Suspended Access Equipment: LOLER Certificates

Suspended access equipment is used for cleaning and maintenance of multi-storey buildings. It includes tracks, rails, trolleys, cradles, travelling ladders and the fixings which secure it to the building. A well thought out inspection and maintenance regime would satisfy the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998) LOLER. Remember you will need a LOLER certificate …

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Kent 2020 live

Hawksafe At Kent 20

Join us on Wednesday 13th May 2015 for Kent 2020 Vision Live! Visitor entry is free, so come to the Kent Showground at Detling, in their wonderful new Kent Event Centre, which was completed last year. Visit us at stand 437 and be sure to check out our director, Andy Haith, presenting a workshop on Understanding the New …

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Scaffolding

New Scaffolding Guidance

The HSE has produced a checklist which should help both clients and scaffolders giving details of what type of scaffold is required. The guidance also provides additional information stating that the scaffolding must be assembled to a recognised standard (National Access Scaffold Confederation Guidance document TG:20 2013). This latest version includes an electronic design package …

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Occupational Health Strategy

In June 2014 the HSE added new pages to its website that include guidance on the occupational health risks faced by employees. The greatest risks to workers are: Respiratory diseases eg. asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Skin diseases Asbestos-related disease Cancers Noise-induced hearing damage Hand-arm vibration syndrome Musculoskeletal disease Stress This has been published …

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