Kentec Training Supporting the APPG's report into working at height
Posted: 26th February 2019
Over the past 12 months, the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) have been gathering evidence to form the base of their first report, which aims to examine the best control methods to prevent serious injury and fatalities when working at height. Kentec Training's Managing Director, Steve Booker has been invited to Parliament this afternoon to support the APPG's report as a representative of PASMA, alongside Peter Bennett OBE and various other council members. The launch today will provide an opportunity for recommendations to be heard by industry representatives and MP's. Steve comments;
"Reporting is a vital part of any good health and safety management system, so I am pleased to be attending Parliament to support this important step in industry leaders and policy makers joining together to reduce falls from height and help ensure people can go home to their families after their working day. No one deserves to be a statistic and we all have a duty to work together to ensure a safer environment can be created for everyone working at height - this is a great movement in the right direction."
In the past year alone, 35 families have been devastated by the loss of a loved one as a result of falls from height. With over 10 million people in jobs involving an element of work at height, more needs to be done to create a safer environment for everyone. This report looks to be a great step in providing a robust reporting system that can help save lives.
Keep up to date with the launch today by checking out #StayingAliveReport on Twitter.