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EDITORIAL – Medical Implications of Suspension

Please click here to download the WAHSA Editorial on Definitions & Principals All users of personal fall protection systems and others involved with work at height should be aware of the following precautions that might need to be taken in the event of a casualty being in a suspended position. 1.  The longer the casualty […]

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EDITORIAL – Definitions & Principals

Please click here to download the WAHSA Editorial on Definitions & Principals 01    DEFINITIONS “work at height” (a)  work in any place, including a place at or below ground level (b)  obtaining access to or egress from such place while at work, except by a staircase in a permanent workplace,
where, if measures required by The […]

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WAHSA Chairman Reinstated

The WAHSA AGM, held on the 6th November saw Ian Jones, Managing Director of Abtech Safety Ltd, reinstated as Chairman.  Ian first took up the position at the 2011 WAHSA AGM and has been instrumental in ensuring WAHSA remains a leading source of guidance and information. As well as contributing greatly to the Guidance Notes […]

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Health & Safety Executive 2015/16 Statistics Published

On the 2nd November 2016 the HSE published the 2015/16 statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain which serve as a reminder to all who work at height or manage work at height. Some key statistics are: 1.3 million people suffering from a work-related illness 144 workers killed at work 72,702 injuries to […]

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AIF national work at height conference

13 October 2016 – Holywell Park – Loughborough Implementing change and innovation in work at height is the title of the Access Industry Forum’s ground breaking conference on 13 October 2016 in Loughborough. Supported by APS, HAE and IIRSM, this landmark event – hosted by eleven of the leading trade associations and federations dedicated to […]

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WAHSA Attend The Safety & Health Expo 2016

WAHSA are pleased to again be represented at the Safety & Health Expo taking place at the ExCel London between Tuesday 21st June and Thursday 23rd June.  Full details of the SHE can be found on their website: http://www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/. WAHSA will be represented on all three days as part of the Access Industry Forum stand.  […]

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WAHSA Website Relaunched

The new WAHSA Website has just been launched, giving a fresh new look to the site. The Board decided that it needed a new lease of life and that the guidance it contained needed to be easier to access. Working with our web developers we have refreshed the entire site and we have launched a […]

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