I read today in Construction News a report from the Health & Safety Executive about a serious working at height accident in Plymouth. It never ceases to worry me that every week there seems to be a report about this type of accident. When will it stop?
Working at height should be one of the most simplest of tasks to adhere to the basic safety requirements laid down by the Working at Height Regulations 2005, and yet week after week, there are these needless accidents.
In the case mentioned above, the current costs stand at £25,627 and that’s just the court fees. The correct edge protection, Personal Protection Equipment and training would have been insignificant to these cost’s.
And it’s not just the fines; the ongoing litigation, financial losses, the physical and psychological impact will ripple out to the victims family and the future of the business as well. It just isn’t worth it, please do the right thing by your business and personnel. Use the right equipment, wear the correct PPE and ensure all staff are properly trained!
Do it right, do it safely!
For further information, please click on the following links:
Working at Height Access & Information Tool-kit
Working at Height – a brief guide
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
NEW DRIVER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE COURSES!
So here they all are!!
Delighted to announce we are now offering a whole array of short duration courses to assist all drivers requiring the mandatory 35 hours DCPC training.
The training consists of undertaking two 3.5 hour courses on Saturdays (meeting the full 7 hour duration) spread over October through to November, and set every fortnight, all 35 hour training can be completed without impacting the working week and all for the best possible price! With the deadline looming up for all LGV drivers in September 2014, now is the best time to commit and get the 35 hours training completed.
Click on the image to download the pdf
Are you exempt?
The Driver Standards Agency (DSA) requires for certain drivers to hold a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach. It’s now important to know when you are exempt from this ruling to avoid any undue panic as the deadlines are now upon us for all coach/bus drivers (September 2013). All LGV drivers have until September 2014 to complete all 35 hours Drivers CPC training.
Click on the following Driver CPC exemptions: examples link to go to GOV.UK site for further information.
As demand for courses will increase rapidly, don’t delay in getting this training completed as we’re already seeing a big rise in demand and demand may reach a point where getting courses booked will lead to considerable lead times.
We’ve now added a further dozen courses to our burgeoning list of DCPC courses and we can run these on Saturdays as well, whether your looking to get all courses done in one hit or spread to suit you and your staff, give us a call today!! We’re here to help!