IPAF supports NFF No Falls Week

No Falls Week support

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) proudly supports the upcoming No Falls Week initiative, taking place from 13th May to 17th May. No Falls Week is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safe working at height practices across various industries. 

No Falls Week's mission is simple, yet crucial: to equip workers in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and all other sectors with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration necessary to prevent falls and ensure the safety of everyone working at height. 

Peter Douglas, CEO and Managing Director of IPAF, expressed his support for No Falls Week, saying: "As CEO of IPAF and a trustee of the No Falls Foundation, I am delighted to endorse the No Falls Week initiative. Preventing falls demands collective effort, and by educating, raising awareness, and collaborating, we can enhance safety for everyone who works at height." 

Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United Kingdom. The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that 40 individuals lost their lives due to falls from height during the 2022-2023 period, accounting for 30% of all workplace deaths. 

During No Falls Week, participants can expect: 

Educational Resources: Access a range of informative articles, guides, and videos covering essential topics across all methods of work at height. Learn about the latest safety regulations, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to prevent falls. 

Real Stories, Real Consequences: Gain insights from real-life accounts of individuals who have experienced the consequences of falls from height. These stories serve as powerful reminders of the critical importance of safe work practices at height. 

Community Engagement: Connect with like-minded individuals, safety advocates, and professionals from various sectors. Share experiences, ask questions, and inspire one another to make a difference in promoting safety at height. 

Interactive Challenges: Participate in fun and educational challenges designed to test your knowledge and reinforce safe working practices. 

No Falls Week is organised by the No Falls Foundation, the first and only UK-based charity exclusively devoted to the work at height sector. To show your support and sign up for No Falls Week, please visit: www.nofallsweek.org 

IPAF encourages all individuals and organisations involved in work at height to participate actively in No Falls Week and help create safer working environments for everyone. 

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