Access Industry News Nationwide cover

The August/September issue of Cranes and Access magazine has some interesting articles tucked away at the back on Health and Safety in the access industry.

On page 67 there are two small news items on investigations into unfortunate accidents working at height, one using a forklift truck and the other a telehandler. Sad to report that injuries were suffered in both cases where the operators had no formal training on the machines they were in charge of.

Tucked away on page 71 on this issue of Cranes and Access is a short summary of the AIF round up – The Access Industry Forum.

Under the heading of “In Search of the Holy Grail – No More Working at Height Accidents Ever!” it summarises the results of a debate from the Health and Safety Expo earlier this year and the commitment from the leading industry organisations including, RoSPA , IOSH, BSC, IIRSM and HSE, to work together to achieve this goal. Copies of the video of this debate can be obtained from the Access Industry Forum website