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Evidence-based review of the current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma

In 2002 the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a review entitled ‘Harness Suspension: Review and Evaluation of Existing Information'. It was noted in this report that the rescue plan was an essential part of fall protection arrangements. The requirement for this work arose because first aid training organisations and first aiders were not clear about the correct positioning of rescued casualties in the event of a harness suspension situation.


High stakes

Falls from elevations hit hardest in the residential construction industry. But despite the deadly dangers of working from a height, too few employers plan for fall protection.
By Helena Bryan, WorkSafe Magazine, May / June 2009



New falls from vehicles case studies

Balfour Beatty and Donaldson Timber Engineering have developed case studies which, as  part of a series, give examples of good practice to reduce injuries due to falls from vehicles through sensible management of health and safety risks in the workplace.


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