11th September 2018
Falling from height is the UK’s biggest workplace killer – accounting for 25% of all on-the-job fatalities. And beyond this sobering stat, falling from height also accounts for 37,000 cases of non-fatal injuries each and every year.....
30th October 2017
Working at height is part and parcel of many permanent and temporary work projects. Because of the well-established risks involved in working at height, which have given rise to the introduction of regulations to protect the workforce.....
8th October 2017
Working at height is a hazardous occupation, involving the risk of a fall that may result in serious injury to a member of the workforce. Certain industries are particularly susceptible to this type of risk and the utility industry is one of those.....
29th September 2017
Whilst it is all too evident that fall protection measures need to be taken in industries such as construction, roofing and tree surgery, there are other types of occupation....
8th September 2017
There are a significant number of accidents every year within the storage and warehousing industry. Whilst many of the recorded injuries are considered to be relatively minor....
22nd August 2017
Fall-Pac provide our customers with an effective means of protecting their workers from the risks that are associated with working at height....
7th August 2017
Fall-Pac bags are a versatile and innovative means of providing fall protection for those who are working from height. Here are the top ten reasons for investing in Fall-Pac’s soft fall protection system....
25th July 2017
There are many jobs that are better suited to the summer months. Roofing repairs, exterior painting and tree surgery are all occupations that are more easily (and safely) carried out when the risk of high winds, rain, snow and icy conditions is low...
18th May 2017
At Fall-Pac we are all too aware of the need to ensure that our products are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. The need to do everything possible to benefit our planet is constantly at the forefront of our minds. Because of this, we have created products using the most environmentally sympathetic materials and have designed a dedicated recycling programme for used and/or damaged units.
1st May 2017
At Fall-Pac, we are constantly striving to provide the most effective fall protection systems to our customers in a wide variety of industries and settings. To assist our customers in deciding whether to invest in one or more of our soft fall protection units, we set out below ten of the questions that are most frequently asked about the products that we provide...
22nd April 2017
Many construction managers need to deal with managing multiple sites, each with their own unique identity and set of challenges. With pressure to deliver a quality build on time and on budget, handle a wide range of staff and health and safety issues, and complex logistics to contend with, there are plenty of things to keep the modern construction manager busy...
6th April 2017
There are a wide range of hazards and dangers that workers face when operating in docks and ports. As you might expect it is one of the highest risk locations in any industry and operators and managers need to be constantly aware of the health and safety issues, putting in the processes and protection that reduce the likelihood of any accident.
25th February 2017
The UK has an enviable history of health and safety provisions to protect the health and welfare of workers. In this article we look at the history of health and safety in the country by setting out some of the most significant developments over almost two hundred years.
21st January 2017
The need for some form of fall protection system is present in many industrial sectors. One of the industries in which fall protection is essential is the transportation and cargo industry, where the risk of a fall from height is a constant feature in the working day of drivers and their assistants. Of course, not all potential falls in the transportation industryare from the same height and it is therefore necessary to provide more than one fall protection solution.
5th December 2016
Testing is an essential requirement in the supply of any commercial product for many reasons. These include: 1. Ensuring that the product is suitable for its targeted audience and that it will meet their personal quality expectations. 2. Delivering on its performance promises in order to gain customer satisfaction and achieve sales.
11th November 2016
A substantial amount of the work carried out on a construction site involves working from height. Inevitably, this brings with it the risk of serious injuries or even fatalities to the workforce.
8th November 2016
A wide variety of occupations involve working at height, where the risk of suffering serious injuries or even fatalitites as a result of falling is part and parcel of the job.
10th October 2016
Of all the professions that involve the risk of injury as a result of a fall that of a television or film stunt man probably ranks amongst teh most hazardous.
6th October 2016
As producers of Fall Protection Equipment, Fall-Pac knows the importance of training to support those who work at height. Working from hieght remains one of the biggest causes of injuries in the workplace in the UK, so this article looks at the importance of working at height training in the construction industry.
4th October 2016
Fall Protection is a necessary feature of a wide range of proffessions. In order to provide a better idea of what fall protection entails, we set out below a glossary of some of the most popular terms that are used in industry and provide a brief explanation of their meaning and what they do.
5th September 2016
Occupations that involve working from height are amongst the most hazardous and result in a substantial number of accidents and a disproportionate number of fatalities when compared to most other types of work.
8th August 2016
Keeping your safety equipment well maintained and cared for is vital in any line of business. Having in place an effective maintenance and storage programme will not only help prevent accidents and injuries to your employees, but it can also extend the life of your equipment and so makes economic sense.
3rd August 2016
One of the primary responsibilities of any business is to ensure the safety of and wellbeing of their staff while within the workplace. Not only is this a legal requirement but it is also important for the happiness of staff and their morale - no-one wants to work somewhere where they feel unsafe and that their employer doesn't care for their wellbeing. To check these responsibilities are being met, health and safety site inspections are carried out.
27th June 2016
Aerospace is an industry in which the risk of falling is obvious. In this article we describe the most popular types of fall protection in the aerospace industry.