Category Archives: Construction

Understanding Fall Clearance

There is a significant lack of information, education and consideration given to systems, procedures and general fall clearance awareness. I want to share a story from a recent encounter I had on a massive site we are assisting – The reason I think this story is so valuable to share is that it is a […]

The danger of Dropping Tools in the Workplace

When people are required to work at heights the focus is largely on people falling from heights as the main danger. This we are finding has changed quite significantly and followed close behind Falls, Trips and Slips is Falling Objects. It is extremely difficult to find complete official reports and statistics in South Africa regarding […]

Introduction to Work at Heights

How not to do it: the Gung-Ho approach I had a team of workmen repairing the roof of my house, which is built on a slope, so it’s a single storey high on one side, double on the other – high enough for a fall on one side to be life threatening and probably fatal […]