Safety & Access

What Are the Safety Risks of Working at Height?

January 6th, 2020

What Are the Safety Risks of Working at Height?

Every single day, construction workers find themselves working at height. It’s wise to avoid working at height wherever possible, but sometimes it’s simply inevitable. Attachments, removals, maintenance, and other complicated work needs to be carried out locally and, importantly, at a level which could cause harm. Sadly, work carried out at height is responsible for…

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What is PASMA?

November 28th, 2019

What is PASMA?

Mobile towers are an everyday part of work in the construction industry. As well as helping staff gain access to otherwise unreachable locations and making work at height possible, they provide an economical and versatile working solution on a wide range of projects. But, as with any work at height, there are a number of…

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What Does CISRS Mean?

November 27th, 2019

What Does CISRS Mean?

Here at Safety & Access, we take CISRS training seriously. We’re one of the UK’s leading CISRS Scaffolding training providers and we offer a range of professional support services across several different industry sectors. You can make sure that your team meet health and safety regulations with our CISRS training courses, at both managerial and…

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Safety & Access are hiring.

June 13th, 2019

Safety & Access are hiring.

We are looking for someone to assist with supporting our consultancy clients throughout the UK and to join our dedicated team at Nottingham. This is strictly an office based role that would suit a highly organised individual with strong IT skills, construction experience and a recognised health and safety qualification. The key duties are as…

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How Scaffolding Safety Has Changed Over The Years

June 7th, 2019

How Scaffolding Safety Has Changed Over The Years

It’s safe to say that, over the years, the health and safety processes in place have certainly improved for scaffolders and other individuals working at a height. Looking back some 50 years ago and these workers were putting their lives at risk on a daily basis, in order to meet the requirements for the country’s…

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Dust

June 6th, 2019

Dust

Priority is often given to safety but thousands more workers suffer ill-health at work than are harmed by at-work accidents. Asbestos and dust are slow killers. HSE estimates that annually there are around 8,000 work-related cancer deaths a year. The construction industry accounts for around 3,500 of these with asbestos and silica the major causes….

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A guide to funding options for your CISRS courses

May 24th, 2019

A guide to funding options for your CISRS courses

The CISRS training courses are, without a doubt, the best available in the country for the industry, but they do come with costs. Depending on what training you or your employees are hoping to take on, you could face fees of between £125 and £945, exclusive of VAT. Whatever your situation, it’s always worthwhile knowing…

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Should Your Business Hire a Health & Safety Consultant or an In-House Employee?

March 15th, 2019

Should Your Business Hire a Health & Safety Consultant or an In-House Employee?

For any business to grow and succeed, the health and safety of employees should remain a top priority. Whether you’re running a relatively low risk business, or one whose team is dealing with dangerous tasks on a daily basis, health and safety measures must be in place to keep staff out of harm’s way and…

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How having a qualified scaffold inspector can make a difference to your business.

February 12th, 2019

How having a qualified scaffold inspector can make a difference to your business.

Anyone working in the construction industry knows of the risks involved, particularly when it comes to working at a height. Of course, the chances of these risks from occurring can be reduced significantly with the relevant processes in place. It’s the responsibility of the business owners and managers to make sure these processes are in…

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Top Reasons To invest In Training Your Workforce In 2019

January 11th, 2019

Top Reasons To invest In Training Your Workforce In 2019

If you’re making business plans for the year ahead, it’s well worth taking some time to consider workforce training. This is an area that many business owners either pay very little attention to, or do the bare minimum required for their employees to get the job done. However, a willingness to invest time, effort and…

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