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    Quote Originally Posted by steve gregory View Post
    well during the sccr meeting with the hse , Simon Hughes presented these facts:
    1999 - 93 falls
    2009 - 20 falls
    78% reduction in falls in 10 years but it was also stated that as scaffolding never had its own class these earlier rates were disguised under scaffolding . So no real figures for earlier to be exact..
    that is also based on an increase of 18.6% in operatives 10,699 - 13,124 where these figures came from I dont know.
    Was that not just nasc member companies Steve? The figure was collated to justify beefing up sg4.

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    yes mate you was there aswell and you know these figures are totally true after all Simon says.lol.

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    hey paddy carr you said abbreviation such a long word its from Latin brevis and it means short lol

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    I know 2 scaffs that has fallen 1, 70 odd ft broke alot of bones and still scaffolding ,the other fell 6 ft broke his neck paraylised from neck down harness wouldnt of helped him

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    more accidents from people falling from ladders than scaffolding, through the 60/70/s,the rate for anyone in the construction industry, was rough painters ,on the anchor site construction in scunthorpe painters where dropping like flies,

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    I personally doubt harnesses account for decreasing stats for
    Falls I would imagine something as simple as the
    Introduction of double handrail would have cut the number of falls
    Especially in other trades falling of the scaffold

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    Unfortunatley, here in WA, a scaffolder lost his life due to wearing a harness, because the section of scaffold he was hooked onto collasped into the ocean and took him down to the bottom..he was only 15 ft above the water. RIP Mate.

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    Terrible, I have heard of something similar in the past but not for a long time.

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    sad news dares win condolances too the poor lads family
    harp stays sharpe to the bottom of the glass!! if you can remember that your old too

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    this information just clarifies the job is dangerous ,so no matter where we come from it applies to us all

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