Tighter safety criteria introduced for working at height
MSA Safety instrumental in new criteria which reflect real-life usage
Despite the many systems designed to safeguard workers, Health and Safety Executive statistics demonstrate that falls from height still remain one of the most common causes of workplace injury and death. MSA Safety, the global safety company which acquired UK fall protection manufacturer Latchways in 2015, is an industry leader in best practice and safety standards. As such, the company is aware of the potential risks associated with working at height - and it continually works with regulatory bodies to ensure that safety standards are as clear and robust as possible. In fact Tim Bissett, Technical Manager of MSA Safety’s Fall Protection range and a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is a member of BSI Technical Committee PH/5, convenor of CEN/TC 160 Working Group 1, convenor of CEN/TC 160 Working Group 2 and principal UK expert to CEN/TC 160 Working Group 6.