Safesite has provided Virgin Atlantic with a collective roof edge protection system that ensures optimum roof top safety for maintenance and inspection teams and complies with all relevant health and safety regulations.
The Base' is one of two Virgin Atlantic buildings that house its global Headquarters. The building includes an extensive flat PVC roof which previously featured partially installed guardrails and failed demarcation systems deemed not fit-for-purpose. Safesite was contacted to specify and install a full guardrail scheme. After removing all existing guardrails, demarcation bases and chain, Safesite installed 900 linear meters of raked and standard KeeGuard® systems.
OSHA will hold its third annual "Stand Down to Prevent Falls" from May 2-6, 2016. The goal is to riase awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction by pausing work to talk to employees about the dangers that come with their jobs and how to stay safe.
As of January 1, 2015, employers are required to report any severe work-related injury (defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye) within 24 hours. The result was over 10,000 cases reported to OSHA. 7,636 hospitalizations and 2,644 amputations.