One way to attract attention about the dangers of working at height is to stand 5m up on a scaffold rig and drop a watermelon. This is exactly what a speaker did at the recent Working Well Together event at Pentwyn Leisure Center in Cardiff. Nothing quite like a demonstration to capture your audience’s interest. Sadly though, working at height is one of those messages that needs constant repetition. Just look at the TB Davies Ladder Training pages on LinkedIn to see the wide range of creative ways people find to work at height.
Representatives from TB Davies were there with a wide range of products including the all new, designed to replace step ladders for longer duration jobs. As well as presenting our new product range, we were there to help back up the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) message to take working at height seriously. Training helps, but so does good product design, one that works with the user and not against them. Designing the new X-Tower to be fully assembled without needing to get off the ground is one such way that this can assist.
The day was organised by the Working Well Together Wales group, in association with the HSE with representatives attending including Helen Taylor. The day was well attended with over 100+ people attending, from various trades including local building companies. Perhaps the offer of a free bacon roll helped, but the day certainly gave those who work regularly at height to ask questions and be reminded of the latest standards and advice.
Scaffold Tower demonstration highlights damage to a watermelon falling from 5m up…a sobering exercise.
— TB Davies Ltd (@TBDaviesGroup)