An employee of a painter and decorator in the Northamptonshire area was left permanently paralysed from the chest down after suffering a devastating fall during a job.

The accident occurred while the worker in question was installing a roof ladder on a pitched roof at a property in Mawsley.

 

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Permanent Injuries

Local painter and decorator, Ian Ramsay, was hired to paint the exterior windows and soffit boards of a nearby property in the region, which also included dormer windows within the roof.

The latter detail proved pivotal and ultimately led to the aforementioned accident that resulted in the serious injury occurring.

In an effort to access the dormer windows, Ian Ramsay’s employee fell from height while setting up a ladder, sustaining crippling injuries in the process.

 

An Avoidable Accident

Following a subsequent investigation by the Health Safety Executive, the body deemed that the whole incident could have been avoided, had the work at height hierarchy been followed and appropriate planning and equipment been used.

The absence of compliant scaffolding in particular was noted as being a crucial oversight that played a large role in the accident occurring. A thorough risk assessment should have identified this job as one where the use of ladders was not appropriate.

 

Serious Consequences

While the incident occurred back in early August of 2018, the hearing only came to its conclusion this week.

During the hearing, the employer, Mr Ramsay, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

As a result, he was sentenced to a 12-month community order, 160 hours of unpaid work and fined over £2100 with a supplementary surcharge of £85.

 

Appropriate Equipment

In the wake of the hearing, HSE Inspector, Rachel Grant, had this to say:

“Those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height. In this instance, the painting of the soffits and windows was not short duration work and should have been done from appropriate work platforms. Ladders were not the appropriate equipment.”

 

Working at Height Safety Equipment

The serious consequences of the fall highlight once again the importance of implementing the proper working at height precautions and the sheer magnitude of failure to do so.

Neglecting to use the appropriate equipment suitable for the task at hand can not only hinder the job itself but, in this case in particular, lead to the permanent paralysis of an employee, altering lives as a result.

To avoid any such incident occurring at your workplace, implementation of the correct height safety measures isn’t a recommendation, it should be a pre-requisite.

At SafetyLiftinGear.com, we have a wide variety of height safety equipment, ranging from fall arrest blocks to safety harnesses and accessories.

Keep you and your workers safe by stocking up on the correct safety equipment for your job and use the appropriate working at height gear whenever necessary – failure to do so could be devastating.

 

For more information on working at height safety gear, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Lugging heavy goods up and down flights of stairs can be hard work that does no favours to your back. What’s more, it can be extremely time consuming and, at times, quite dangerous, particularly when it concerns heavy loads.

Cut the time, danger and hassle out of your next floor-to-floor lifting job with the labour-killing qualities of these awesome powered stairclimbers, now available at SLG!

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SANO Powered Stairclimbers

The handiwork of SANO UK Powered Stairclimbers, every one of the SANO stairclimber products available at SafetyLiftinGear.com is built to the highest specification available.

With over 15 years of industry experience, SANO has been providing top-quality stairclimbers since 2003. Based in Ipswich, the company continues to go from strength-to-strength, with consistently high-calibre products.

Fortunately, the range of SANO stairclimbers at SLG are no exception…

 

SAL 110kg-170kg Powered Stairclimbers

Extremely light and impressively speedy, the SAL range from SANO makes manoeuvring heavy packages and crates up flights of stairs a doddle!

Easy-to-use, safe and using a battery-powered mechanism, the SAL stairclimber lifts itself onto each step automatically, providing precision efficiency as you scale with effortless ease.

Meanwhile, this handy hand truck glides down as smoothly and safely as it scaled up, with the motor acting as an eddy current brake, reducing the risk of accidents in the process.

Despite being the lightest stairclimber in the world at just 16kg, the SAL is surprisingly strong and capable under weight.

Available in three different weight capacities (110kg, 140kg and 170kg), the SAL line has the ability to climb as many as 48 steps/minute.

 

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SAL UNI 110kg-170kg Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting lockers, furniture, drinks, copier paper and files.

 

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SAL FOLD 110kg-170kg Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting white goods such as washing machines, floor sanding machines, gas cylinders and more.

 

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SAL FOLD-L 110kg-170kg Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for large items such as refrigerators, doors, windows, kitchen worktops, tiles and more.

 

HD 220kg-360kg Heavy Duty Powered Stairclimbers

The HD range from SANO makes light work of heavy lifting, providing you swift and safe transport solution whether you're going upstairs or down.

Capable of handling loads of up to 360kg and steps of up to 22cm, the robust composition of the rugged, aluminium frame coupled with puncture-proof tyres and aluminium toe-plates make the HD line a solid choice – figuratively and literally.

With two climbing speeds and two operational modes (single-step and continuous), the HD has the ability to climb 16 steps/minute when carrying a heavy load and even includes an integrated step-edge braking system for enhanced safety during use.

 

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HD UNI 220kg-360kg Heavy Duty Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting high and heavy objects, such as: electrical enclosures, drinks dispensers, gaming machines, large boilers, solar heating vessels, heavy rolls of linoleum or stacks of crates.

 

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HD FOLD 220kg-360kg Heavy Duty Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting heavy items with a low centre of gravity, such as: copiers, cast-iron stoves, boilers, linen trucks, batteries for telephone systems, lift motors etc

 

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HD UNI DOLLY 220kg-360kg Heavy Duty Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting heavy items across flat surfaces with minimal effort, as well as transporting them up and downstairs.

 

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HD FOLD DOLLY 220kg-360kg Heavy Duty Powered Stairclimbers

Ideal for transporting loads on flat surfaces and up/downstairs, with adjustable handles to match the centre of gravity.

 

For more information about any of the SANO stairclimber products available at SafetyLiftinGear.com or to find out more about powered stairclimber products in general, why not drop us a line? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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With Christmas just around the corner and the festive spirit beginning to snowball, it’s only fitting that we spread some holiday cheer ourselves here at SLG.

With that in mind, we’re giving you even more reason to wrap up warm this winter with an extra 10% off LifeGear lifting gloves this December!

From lightweight gloves for engineers and builders to heavy-duty working gloves for rigging and harsh environments, we’ve got you covered (literally)!

 

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LifeGear Gloves on Offer NOW!

For the entire month of December, you can save an additional 10% on working gloves from outdoor/safety equipment brand, LifeGear.

To give you a close look at these great, affordable PPE products, join us as we take a close look and get to grips with each one…

 

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Black Nitrile Engineering Gloves

Deliberately designed with lightweight material, these black polyester engineering gloves are made for maximum dexterity and complete tactile comfort.

Complete with a black, full-dip nitrile coating, these gloves are ideal for general assembly, handling and engineering applications.

Also features elasticated cuff with permeable material on fingers and back of the hand for enhanced breathability.

 

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Green Latex Grip Builders Gloves

Warm, protective and textured, these builders gloves are ideal for outdoor use and keeping your hands insulated while on the job.

Featuring latex covered palms and fingers for heightened dexterity, you can rest assured that your grip holds firm where lesser gloves may falter.

These gloves also come with an elasticated wrist for a secure fastening and breathable, knitted backhand for a comfortable fit.

 

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Rigger Gloves

Hard-wearing, durable and extremely tough, these cost-effective rigger gloves provide an economical safety solution for light-duty work applications.

These affordable rigger gloves feature a cotton lining for cooling hand comfort and benefit from a simplistic design that makes the perfect for general-purpose use.

 

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Premium Quality Rigger Gloves

Building on the previous entry, this premium model boasts all the benefits of the standard rigger glove and more.

Featuring reinforced double palms, as well as thumb and forefinger protection for enriched durability, with a stiff leather cuff to supplement them.

This product also boasts a simple yet comfortable lining to ensure a comfy fit and pleasant user-experience.

 

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Safety Impact Working Gloves

Ideal for general engineering applications in harsher environments, the Safety Impact Working Glove provides impact protection in a variety of ways to keep your hands safe at all times.

Boasting TPR protective covering on the back of the hand, this product also benefits from pinch injury prevention and blow deflection technology on the knuckles, fingers and carpal bone.

Abrasion and tear-resistant, these durable PPE gloves also have a contoured, neoprene cuff with pull-on tab, ensuring a secure fit while also providing snag-resistance.

 

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Cut Resistant Impact Safety Work Gloves

Featuring reinforced stitching on the palm and thumb, these cut-resistant safety gloves are made for extended wear and enhanced durability for a variety of applications.

Once again harnessing the protective qualities of TPR impact protection technology, these gloves also offer back of hand protection and pinch injury prevention/blow deflection for the knuckles, fingers and carpal bone.

These expertly made protective gloves also boast an impressively contoured neoprene cuff, complete with pull-on tab for ease of use, while also benefitting from anti-slip technology for a secure yet cushioned grip.

 

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Thermal-lined Cut Resistant Safety Impact Working Gloves

The crown jewel of the LifeGear safety glove range, these gloves offer all the trimmings this Christmastime.

From impact protection on the rear of the hand and pinch injury/blow deflection technology, to reinforced stitching and cut-resistant material, these gloves offer durable practicality in abundance.

With anti-slip palms for enhanced grip and contoured neoprene cuffs with pull-on tabs for snag-resistance, you can rest assured that your hands remain safe and your grip remains firm whenever these gloves are in use.

 

Get Your LifeGear Gloves Discount Code NOW!

All you have to do is enter the code “GLOVE10” at checkout to activate your discount.

What are you waiting for? Get your hands on these fantastic, finger-protecting products today and give yourself an early Christmas present that fits you… well, like a glove!

Don’t be left out in the cold this Christmas – keep your hands warm and protected on the job with top-quality working gloves at SLG!

 

For more information on any safety working gloves available at SLG, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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