health & safety

Health & Safety: Building on Safety Has its Rewards

In 2008/9 over 4,000 employees suffered a major injury as a result of a fall from height. Falls happen in seconds but the results can last a lifetime. The Shattered Lives Campaign is here to help raise awareness, provide guidance and encourage everyone to take action to help reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall at work. First Line Digital, the UK’s largest independent installer of digital terrestrial and satellite equipment, recognised it could be doing more to tackle falls from height. Between June 2003 and July 2004 the company recorded 37 falls from height, four of which were serious enough to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Making Ladders Safer After receiving recommendations from HSE, First Line Digital implemented a number of systems to keep its engineers saf... »