Two men were injured on 10th January following a scaffolding collapse in Lanark, Scotland. It was reported that the men were working on the mobile aluminium tower scaffold at the time it fell, with materials falling on top of them as it collapsed.
Both men required treatment at nearby Wishaw General Hospital, but the extent of their injuries have not yet been revealed. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive is currently underway to determine the cause of the accident.
Fire crews and ambulances attended the incident on the town’s high street, which was subsequently sealed off whilst emergency services worked at the scene.
Safe work at height
Whilst the cause of the scaffolding collapse is, as of yet, undetermined, it serves as a reminder to the industry as a whole, of the importance of safe scaffolding practices.
For businesses wanting to ensure that their workforce is operating safely at height, Simian can provide effective scaffolding training, consultancy or inspection, across the UK, and this extends to PASMA training for those involved in erecting, dismantling and working from mobile aluminium towers To find out more about our services, the training we can provide, or to arrange a meeting with our expert team, please contact our Warrington Head Office on 0345 602 2418 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.