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Dont' turn a blind eye

- be safe when working at height.

Live Edge Working 1Live edge working (LEW) is an aspect of working at height (WAH).

In recent months there has been increased scrutiny on LEW and temporary edge protection (TEP) by H&S professionals within our sector.

The reason for this scrutiny is due an increase, albeit isolated incidents, in practices that have been deemed unsafe and not meeting minimum levels of guidance or H&S regulation. In addition, it has also been recorded that concerns regarding behaviour and attitudes towards safe working in a live edge environment have caused concern.

As a sector we have a choice to make in these situations.

We can turn a blind eye to isolated incidents of poor practice or move to stamp it out and protect and enhance the reputation of contractors who work in the correct manner.

Choosing the latter keeps our industry in control of its practices and prevents also prevents knee jerk reaction from other sectors of the exhibition world who may be forced to impose overzealous working practices on contractors in order to safeguard and reassure themselves these isolated incident won’t happen again.


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