Leading the debate about Working at Height

Leading the debate about Working at Height

Campbell Marsh led the Scaffolding Association’s key event marketing activity at the Safety & Health Expo during a debate about issues affecting Working at Height.

Adrian Marsh chaired the seminar and outlined that in the workplace 7% of non-fatal injuries result from a fall from height. However, 25% of fatal accidents are the result of falls from height. And in the construction industry alone, every year approximately ONE in FIVE non-fatal workplace injuries are from falls from height. Whereas in the agricultural sector and the transport and storage sector, 11% of non-fatal workplace injuries were caused by a fall from height.

After setting the scene the panel of experts were challenged by Adrian to suggest to delegates how construction businesses can raise standards.

The session highlighted the three areas which could help prevent injuries and fatalities from work at height: pre-planning of tasks will prevent problems; having the right technology in place; and having the right data to get a better understanding of what is going wrong and why.