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Harsco publishes height safety guide

6 Oct 11 Harsco Infrastructure, which hires out different types of height safety and access equipment, has published a guide to best practice in safe working at height.

The Harsco Infrastructure Guide to Working at Height draws on the company’s experience as a major international supplier of access, formwork, shoring and maintenance services and products to the construction and industrial markets.

“Today more than ever, markets are converging rapidly to create an increasingly universal standard of safety,” said Harsco health and safety SHEQ director Tony Horsfall. “Our aim in creating the new guide has been to help people understand the many issues which surround working at height - a common, everyday situation which can have dramatic consequences unless it’s managed properly.”

Included in the 34-page document is information on the selection of different types of access, collective fall and personal protective equipment, plus references to examples of site equipment and operator-related hazards. This is complemented by principal design standards for different types of access equipment, and explanations of the variations in safety requirements that exist between different European markets.

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