Can improved training combat confined space fatalities?
Develop Training Ltd have announced that they are to host an essential training seminar aimed at reducing risks when working in confined spaces, as part of combating the number of workplace fatalities.
The free to attend Confined Spaces Awareness seminar, which will be held at the University of Stirling on Tuesday 28 June 2016, will be the third in a successful run of seminars held by the DTL, and will cover relevant legislation, identification with confined spaces, and an interactive workshop.
According to DTL, confined spaces are responsible for the fatalities of as many as thirty people in the UK every year, and the identification and mitigation of the risks associated with confined spaces is key in reducing these types of workplace deaths.
Confined space incidents can occur in a huge range of industries including construction, manufacturing, and marine work, with fatalities varying from the suffocation of two Scottish Sea Farm workers in 2009 whilst attempting to rescue a colleague to the death of a restoration worker from fume inhalation in 2013. DTL believe that a higher calibre of training in recognising risks within confined spaces and being able to react appropriately when such incidents occur will help to prevent future accidents from occurring. Lee Yearwood, Delivery Manager of safety training at DTL, said:
“It is vital people are aware of the dangers of working within confined spaces, so they can manage the associated risks as accidents occur more often when workers have had little or no relevant training”.
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uPVC pipes, safety glasses and Spetz app launched
This week has seen a range of new product and service launches for the construction trade.
Vinyl Pipes has launched uPVC Column Pipes, which extend the life of pipes. Column Pipes with a power lock (patent pending) will not only to raise the safety standards but improve the efficiency of Borewell installations. This Lock system, a by-product of the in-house R&D team, is designed to bear load making the pipes stress-free, torque resistant and perfect for handling high pressure water.
Conscious that using the correct glasses could prevent 90% of jobsite injuries, Milwaukee's expanded range (pictured) features anti-scratch and fog free styles, new lens colours and magnification features, complementing its 'cut resistant' gloves.
Arriving on the UK app scene, Spetz is billed as a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone "panicked by household flooding or electricity failure," as it unites tradespeople with consumers.
Spetz founder and CEO Yossi Nevo said urgent needs come in all forms and it’s unlikely that any household has tried and trusted tradespeople to match every possibility.
"The Spetz app rapidly connects them with a suitable ‘rescue service’ in as little as 30 seconds and that rapid reassurance is completely free - it’s the tradespeople who pay for these job leads. Those start at around £6 a time, but the tradesperson can then go on to make thousands from our automated system funnelling the best and most appropriate work their way.”
Spetz is now three years old operating in Israel, Australia and is now beginning a full UK rollout, after a ‘soft’ launch.