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Working at Height - the cleaning of Big Ben, London

How times have changed!  

Theses great photographs appeared in the Times newspaper today - showing workers suspended across the face of the famous London landmark that is Big Ben - giving the clock face a good clean.

Compare to this to the picture of the guy doing the same job in 1980 - sitting, unsecured on a rope, with no helmet and no harness!

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause injury. The Regulations place duties on employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others (for example, facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height).

Alpha Training run regular courses in Working at Height.  For further information, call 01903 871381.

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