Work at Height Accidents That Shook the World

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Falling from a height is the single biggest cause of workplace fatalities and serious injuries in the UK. Work at Height Regulations became law in 2005, to ensure anyone, whether cleaning windows on a skyscraper or fitting a light bulb, is protected.

Despite numerous regulations and training schemes, there are still over 1,000 fatalities and 4,000 accidents across Europe from falls every year. Continue Reading…

Positive Safety Culture: Making Good Habits Stick

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In today’s world, Health and Safety can no longer be seen of as a nuisance. With increasing pressure on businesses to comply with legislation, be more transparent and continuously improve their systems, health and safety is quickly becoming a core focus for businesses of every size and shape.

But what’s the best, most effective way of creating a safe workplace? How can you make sure that the policies you set-up are always adhered to? Continue Reading…

Human Error Accidents in Adventure Activities

An Outdoors Perspective by Marcus Bailie of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service

I was recently lucky enough to attend a presentation on Human Error Accidents given by Marcus Bailie, Head of Inspection for the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) at the Outdoor North Wales Forum. As an extremely experienced inspector with decades of experience in the adventure activities sector, Marcus is in a unique position to be able to identify and explain some of the root causes of accidents and incidents in the outdoors.

The following blog post is a summary of the key points from Marcus’ presentation.

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