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  • The specification of flexible floor access covers
    Howe Green
    For demanding public sector environments that experience significant levels of pedestrian footfall, the correct specification of permanent floor access solutions is vital to not only providing secure and maintenance-free access...
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  • Key considerations when specifying a ladder
    Bilco UK
    The humble ladder has been around forever – a 10,000-year-old painting in a cave in Valencia shows ladders being used to raid a wild honeybee nest. Whilst the material used to construct this ancient piece of equipment has evolved...
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  • Choosing the right roof access hatch and ladder
    Bilco UK
    Whether you are working on a commercial or residential project, there are a number of factors that must be addressed when deciding on a roof access hatch and accompanying ladder to ensure its safe and compliant application for...
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  • Design considerations for roof hatches
    Bilco UK
    Bilco provides specification advice for roof hatches as part of its Bilco Assist service. When specifying a roof hatch, consideration should be given as to how often the hatch will be used and if tools or equipment will be taken...
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  • Assessing the benefits of bi-directional fire testing
    Profab Access
    THE HACKITT Report revealed major concerns regarding the quality assurance of fire doors and the issues surrounding the transparency of information and availability of audit trails with regard to these building components. Austin...
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  • Lanyards: what do you need to know?
    Safesite
    Lanyards are a vital part of some fall protection systems, serving as a connector between harnesses and anchor points to either restrict workers from entering into areas of a roof where there is a fall risk, or providing fall...
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  • Personal fall protection - FAQs
    Safesite
    Personal fall protection is a type of protection which is entirely reliant on the user, available in either ‘fall arrest’ or ‘fall restraint’ form. Examples include lifeline systems and anchors. Personal fall protection is...
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  • The dangers of accessing plant and equipment on roofs
    Safesite
    Roofs are a common place for plant and equipment such as air conditioning and vents to be installed. Althoughlocating them on the top of your building might be a popular choice to preserve ground space and building aesthetics,...
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  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height
    Safesite
    At the end of February 2019, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height released its report on safety at height practices in the UK, based on its investigations into the work at height culture across the country.
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