Working at Height Best Practice Forum 2017

Now in its ninth year, the forum has established itself as one of the UK’s leading safety events within the powered access industry.


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Summary of 2016 event

Working at Height Best Practice Forum


A record number of delegates attended this year’s Working at Height Best Practice Forum, sharing their experiences and thoughts with like-minded professionals to help advance the safe operation of powered access, shape best practice and improve safety standards.

This year, the event was attended by more than 320 senior managers and directors representing a cross-section of sectors, industries and professions throughout the UK.

As well as discussing best practice ideas and having thought provoking discussions with the industry’s leading suppliers and associations, delegates also took part in interactive breakout sessions on emergency rescue, onsite MEWP management and the latest developments in secondary guarding.

There were also a number of presentations from industry experts, including Nationwide Platforms’ Managing Director, Jeremy Fish, who opened the event with a speech on leadership. Skanska’s Senior H&S Manager, Nick Wing, gave an insightful presentation on the importance of ‘aggregation of marginal gains’ in regard to health and safety developments, while HSE’s Principle Inspector, Ray Cooke, commended the UK’s health and safety record with a presentation that concentrated on working at height. Finally IAPS Group’s Managing Director, Steve Couling, discussed the advances in tracked access product development. Honorary guest speaker, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was also present in the evening to share his inspirational experiences on endurance, leadership and safety.

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