Chris Hannam from the UK safety consultant firm Stagesafe says that some of the myths surrounding health and safety are absurd, often sensationalized by the media and driven not by the UK Health and Safety Executive, but by insurance companies. He says that it’s important not to be mislead by incorrect health and safety myths, but instead to keep things simple and read the correct guidance. In his column, Chris provides the essential guidance for event professionals when working at height.
Safety involves equipment, the surfaces it will be operated upon, and the personnel performing the work. His article can be found here:
An OSHA Fast Facts bulletin on the subject can be downloaded here as a PDF:
An OSHA QuickTake on the subject can be found here:
OSHAAcademy Online Fall Protection Training Course #714: