Tragic death of Maidstone worker

Tragic fall leads to avoidable death of Maidstone worker   The need for proper planning and supervision of work at height activities has been tragically highlighted with the death of Justin Newitt, who fell five meters through an opening on the roof at Maidstone Studios Limited. The incident happened after Mr Newitt accessed the roof using a mobile …

Cause for alarm

“These figures are a wakeup call”, says PASMA commenting upon the HSE’s annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/2018. At 144, the figure represents an increase of nine fatalities over 2016/17, despite an overall, long-term reduction in the number of fatalities since 1981.(1)   Of the 144, falls from height remained the single …

HSE Safety Alert

The HSE has issued a safety alert to the construction industry, scaffolding companies and scaffolding suppliers, urging immediate measures to prevent unauthorised access onto scaffolding and other work platforms to be taken. With the school summer holidays now here, it is essential for all companies to act upon HSE’s notice to prevent the risk …