2022/05 – Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs): Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units leading to uncontrolled fall of platforms
The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently alerted industry to a serious technical fault identified with mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs), used widely in construction projects for work on tall buildings.
We lament news of a recent workplace fatality in construction for 2021. This is the fifth confirmed fatality for the sector year to date. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by ‘sun glare’ during the summer months. Sun glare can result in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by the intensity and brightness of the sun.
A Peri shutter panel was being lifted by a tower crane to form a perimeter retaining wall. As the panel was being lowered to its final position (approximately 9 feet above ground level), the Peri Ply element came away from the structural element of the shutter panel frame and landed to the ground.