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New Standard – Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor systems. Specification – BS 8610:2017

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In December 2017, the British Standards Institute launched BS 8610:2017. These are new standards for Personal fall protection equipment – Anchor systems and they represent a significant upgrade from the older standards they replace. As a consequence, they are somewhat more complex.

We recognise the importance of getting key standards and safety information distributed across our sector and to assist in this process, Highwire are working with BSIF and other sector experts to develop a simplified position paper.

We will publish this as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you would like to know more we would love to hear from you.

Alternatively, you can access more details on the new standard here.

 

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Health and Safety matters to everyone

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Health & Safety often gets bad press for being a box-ticking exercise. However, a recent case handled by the HSE demonstrates that height safety needs to be on everybody’s agenda.

The case, which resulted in a scaffolder receiving a suspended sentence for not wearing a harness at height, highlighted the fact that this happened despite him being experienced and having had full training.

The moral of the story – Health & Safety is something that needs to be embedded within the culture of a company, and be seen as important to everyone, and not just those with “Health & Safety” in their job description.

You can read the full story here

 

 

 

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