The NSC Congress & Expo took place this September 2019 in the San Diego Conference Centre, California, attracting safety professionals from a wide variety of industries, boasting high attendance and top-notch educational sessions.
The Congress is the largest safety conference in the USA featuring approximately 1,100 exhibitors and an impressive line-up of opening keynote speakers, professional development seminars, and advanced level technical sessions focused on a diverse range of emerging safety topics.
TB Davies National Safety Manager Chris Chivell, joined a panel hosted by Little Giant Ladders National Safety Director Dave Francis, to discuss global issues surrounding working at height with ladders.
Chris Chivell explains, ‘The audience was quick to pick up that the UK risk assessment approach and an understanding of when ladder-related climbing products are appropriate is one of the key reasons we are reducing ladder-related falls.’
Whilst Great Britain has one of the lowest falls from height accident rates in the world, the figure has not improved in recent years. The data reported by RIDDOR does not present a clear enough picture, according to a recent report by the APPG Working at Height group that recently asked for changes to advance the data available.’
Chris Chivell continued, ‘The recent improvements to the EN131 ladder standards increase slip, durability, and most critically stability requirements. We anticipate this will continue to improve the UK ladder safety record.’
‘In addition, recent hard-hitting campaigns from the Ladder Association, like ‘Get a Grip’ are helping to instruct not only the safety community but also wider ladder users on how important education and training is to safe work at height.’
TB Davies hopes the delegates found the information interesting and would like to thank Little Giant for the opportunity to join the conversation.
If you would like TB Davies to speak at your event on how to work at height safely when using ladders and climbing products then please visit www.tbdavies.co.uk or email us at email@example.com for more information.