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Limiting slips, trips and falls at work

The most common cause of injury in the workplace

falling manAn analysis of work injuries across all job types, shows that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of physical harm. The degree of harm sustained depends on the hazard in place and the height at which it occurs. A simple stumble can result in anything from a minor mishap to a serious accident which may involve dangerous machinery, or even a person falling from height to death.

31 August 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (101)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Why choose podium steps over step ladders or access towers?

podium stepPodium steps are considered a safer method of low-level access than conventional stepladders and platform steps. They comprise of a climbing ladder frame but fitted with a 360° fully enclosed working platform area and normally come with the option of having outrigged stabilisers fitted in order to increase base stability.

28 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (172)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Will a risk assessment keep you out of court?

Controlling the risks in the workplace

fall from heightThe HSE (Health and Safety Executive) say that a risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you should identify sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace.

22 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7

How your fork lift truck can help with maintenance and repairs

A money saving tip!

access platformTraditionally we always associate that the work of a fork lift truck or stacker truck is confined to lifting palletised loads on and off from delivery vehicles on to pallet racking or direct to the shop floor. Whilst it is true that this is their primary function, we at Action Handling Equipment encourage customers to view their lifting trucks as a much more versatile tool than just that.

18 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Working at height with personnel access platforms

Easy, safe operation for just one operative

two operatives at a timeDo you know that there are Egyptian tombs and Mesolithic sites with symbolic representations showing that ladders were being used around the world some 10,000 years ago according to the most recent archaeological evidence! I reckon I might have one of these ladders in my garden shed but then that’s another story altogether!

07 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (714)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Using ladders safely

The price of health and safety compliance is eternal vigilance

 

 

using ladders safelyAction Handling believe that safety should be the fundamental objective in any workplace environment. Almost a decade ago, regulations for personnel ‘working-at-height’ came back into play, the aim being to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries caused by the improper use of steps, ladders and other devices whilst loading/unloading goods onto shelving and racking systems. However, although these regulations have been in force for a number of years, there are still many people who choose to ignore them when working with stepladders.

 

 

 
23 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1055)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Work smart with our smart podium

Includes fully protected guard rail and gate

smart podiumIf you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to extended work-at-height jobs, our Smart Podium may be just the thing. Available in two platform heights, this mobile podium comes with a fully protected guardrail and gate. It’s ideal for quick jobs around site, plus is compliant with current working-at-height legislation. 

12 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1892)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Medium duty mobile safety steps

KE6 (6 Tread) mobile safety steps, are used by businesses across the UK. These medium duty safety steps are extremely useful in retail or warehouse situations, as well as across various other industries. One of our most established customers, a major UK supermarket chain, has been using KE6 steps for three decades.

Medium duty mobile safety stepsAction Handling supply a wide range of premium quality Mobile Safety Steps at value-for-money prices, all designed to suit different levels of industry requirements.

12 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1309)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The importance of effective access equipment

If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire


The importance of access equipmentComplying with Health & Safety regulations and keeping your employees safe is one of the top priorities for any business. If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire. In a worst-case scenario, people are badly injured or even lose their lives, leading to serious legal repercussions for the employers and business

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1243)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Taking steps to safety

Reducing the risk of work place injuries caused by improper handling

mobile safety stepsSafety steps are one of the most frequently used pieces of handling equipment. They come in several different formats and, if used appropriately for the job at hand, play a great role in reducing the risk of work place injuries caused by improper handling.

04 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1301)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Falls from ladders and how to avoid them

It’s easy to prevent most falls by following these simple steps

person falling from ladderAt one point or another during our lives, we’ve all found ourselves on a ladder. Whether it’s while painting the house, climbing into the loft or reaching for something on a high shelf, ladders are a simple way to climb up when objects are out of reach.

However, if you spend time on a ladder as part of your working life, the risk of falls can increase, especially if basic health and safety steps aren’t implemented.

04 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Steps to safe practice

Safety first

stepping up imageSafety first. Two small words, yet so very important, especially when it comes to preventing workplace accidents or injuries. Safety lies with the user, and also with making sure correct procedures are set in place and followed. Risk increases when working at height, so any such work should be undertaken only by those competent enough to do so, and with adequate supervision.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Keeping things level

Always follow appropriate health and safety guidelines when using any type of raised access platform

 

Access PlatformWhile ladders are useful in many instances of working at height, Health and Safety UK recommend that, if your work will take more than thirty minutes to complete, you consider using other equipment. However, time duration should not be the only consideration when selecting the correct platform to use when working at height – whether a task takes five minutes or five hours, safe use of equipment at all times should be the main priority.

 

13 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (978)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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