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Willmott Dixon explores access options

10 Oct 11 Willmott Dixon last week held a height safety training day in Birmingham with several access hire companies supplying kit for the event.

Willmott Dixon safety manager Chris Dancer with Len Wright from EPL Skylift
Willmott Dixon safety manager Chris Dancer with Len Wright from EPL Skylift

Safestand, Speedy hire, EPL Skylift, Travis Perkins, Easi-Dec, Worksafe and HAKI System Scaffolding all helped out by providing equipment to teach the company’s employees and clients about alternatives to ladders and scaffolding.

The ‘Working at Heights’ training day was hosted by Willmott Dixon Partnerships’ Birmingham north branch for its own workforce and employees of its social housing clients across the country.

The access equipment companies demonstrated their equipment and the services they have on offer, helping safety decision makers to see the different options available for working up to 100 feet off the ground.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships health, safety and environment manager Chris Dancer said: “We organised this event so our employees will have the information to enable them to select the most appropriate access equipment, to make working at height safer, simpler and more cost effective. It gave staff and visitors the opportunity to view and try out the equipment, including ladder safety systems, aluminium tower scaffolds, staircase towers as well going up 100 feet in a cherry picker.”

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