First-of-its-kind personal, portable lift helps reduce risk of falls from heights
The Health and Safety Executive estimates that slips, trips and falls from height
cost society around pounds 800m a year.
Falls from height
remain the most common cause of worKplace fatality.
A study conducted between 2008 and 2010 by the Emirate's Health Authority established that falls from height
and falling objects account for 50% of fatalities at construction sites in Abu Dhabi.
In 2008-09 in Wales there were 880 major injuries and 1,640 incidents that led to employees having to take three days or more off work as a result of slips, trips and falls from height
More workplace deaths are triggered by falls from height
than any other cause, according to official statistics produced by the HSE.
From preventing slips and trips or falls from height
, to controlling the risks of legionnaire's disease, to preventing fire, managing asbestos or ensuring safe evacuation in an emergency, the challenges are very extensive.
Slips and trips, along with falls from height
, are the biggest cause of major injuries.
The local authority's environmental boss Cllr Carole Kavanagh said: "This was a serious incident and falls from height
are a recognised cause of fatal and major injury accidents.
In Denbighshire there were 12 falls from height
incidents reported to enforcing authorities in the period 2004/05, with a total of 523 for Wales.
He explained: 'In 2003-4, falls from height
caused 67 fatal workplace accidents, and nearly 4,000 serious injuries.
The main causes of accidents on farms are vehicles and machinery, falls from height
and lifting/handling injuries, says the HSE.