Working from height carries obvious risk and precautions should always be taken to ensure those conducting tasks in this environment are adequately protected.
As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring staff have access to the correct equipment to allow them to do their jobs without needlessly putting themselves in harm's way. As a result, you need to be certain that what you are buying is capable of safeguarding them.
At Hivis.net, all of our fall arrest products are manufactured by personal protective equipment (PPE) brand JSP, meaning you can rely on your purchase to be good value, effective and - above all - safe.
What are the risks when working from height?
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), falls - along with slips and trips - make up over one half of all reported serious injuries in the workplace and over a third of so-called 'seven-day injuries'.
Of this group, the most significant accidents involve falls, highlighting that the risks involved when working in this environment shouldn't be underestimated.
In 2012, the HSE recorded 49 deaths as a result of a fall from height, which was more than any other type of accident category.
The worrying aspect of these figures is that they aren't out of the ordinary, emphasising just how crucial it is to make sure suitable PPE is always available - you could be saving a life by investing in it.
Businesses in the manufacturing, transport and construction sectors generally see the largest number of falls, so if you operate in any of these industries then you should be especially wary.
What else might I need?
While products may differ depending on what job you are using them for and how much you want to spend on them, the contents of most fall arrest kits are similar.
As well as a full body harness, you're likely to have a rope or restraint lanyard and some sort of rucksack or bag to help you easily move the equipment around.
However, you may also need to invest in hard hats, hand protection or eye protection, which you can find on our online store. Alternatively, some of our top-of-the-range kits include these as standard.
The advantage of bulk buying
Because fall arrest is something you are required to supply, you have no other choice but to allocate some of your budget to it, which isn't ideal when you're trying to keep your outgoings as low as possible.
Thankfully, our stock isn't just good quality, it's affordable as well. On top of that, we offer a discount for anyone buying ten or more of the same product at once - meaning you can make considerable savings if you need a larger quantity of PPE.
For more information and for more details of any of the fall arrest equipment on this page, call 0845 009 6750.