Bureau Veritas calls for greater focus on ‘dropped object prevention’ amid escalating danger

With new statistics revealing the stark danger presented by falling objects, an issue which is being amplified by the UK’s increasingly extreme weather, Bureau Veritas is calling on the construction industry to ensure they have a robust object prevention strategy in place. While much health & safety focus is placed on mitigating the risk of falling at height, the reality…

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Lift Breakdowns – Our top 5 recommendations for prevention

Lift breakdowns are troublesome for both building owners and the users of the lift. They are an important means of transporting passengers and goods and are fundamental to maintaining efficient traffic flows inside some of the largest and most complex buildings. When a lift breaks down, building operations can grind to a halt. Every building suffers considerable disruption when a…

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How are you managing?

The Facilities Management industry is in a unique position, encompassing the diverse range of services required to look after both the fabric of a building itself and the needs of those occupying it. Maintaining a safe and efficient workplace in these circumstances can be a challenge in itself, particularly as managers are often tasked with overseeing a combination of in-house…

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Mobile Access Towers: finding relevant training at the right level

With an ever-expanding variety of towers available for a diverse range of purposes, ensuring that your staff receive relevant training on how to use them is more important than ever. Raising awareness of the specific risks and equipping tower users with the relevant skills and knowledge to work at height is a vital step towards a safer workplace. But the…

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The benefits of onsite operator training on access platforms and towers

 Richard Shore, Managing Director of Mentor Training Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of access equipment and mobile plant training, explains how hosting operator courses onsite can help businesses get the most out of their training budget. When we first float the idea of onsite training to our customers, we’re often met with the same reservations…“we just can’t spare the equipment…

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