From research that was published 26 November 2019, construction is the third most dangerous industry in the UK. However it is also the most improved with 2019 showing the lowest number of fatalities on record. However we can still do better!
What accounts for almost half the number of deaths in construction is fall from heights.
With our MD, Brendan attending the Working at Heights Conference earlier this month, great to see this is a key area that is being worked on and requires more attention and education within companies in better protecting those who work at any height.
‘Working at height’ means working in a place where a person could be injured by falling from it, even if it is at or below ground level.
We encourage all companies across all industries to review their practices and determine if their staff are at risk.
ITS are happy to help and advise on any such queries. Just get in touch.
Further information from the Health and Safety Executive on working at heights can be found here.
Our working at heights awareness courses can be found here. However we can do a wide variety of bespoke on-site courses. Just get in touch with the team on 028 38 398700.