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Injured worker left stranded on scaffolding

27th September 2019

An injured worker had to be rescued from scaffolding in early September.


Emergency services were called to the scene in Moulton, Northants on Monday 2nd September to rescue the Scaffolder who had become stranded on the first storey of the scaffold. Both fire crews and paramedics were in attendance and were required to carry out a rope rescue to bring the worker to safety. Fire crews were at the scene for an hour, with paramedics treating the worker at the scene.

Details on how the worker came to be injured have yet to be revealed, but the incident highlights the significance of work at height training, and particularly rescue training, and this is a specific requirement of Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Scaffolder rescue training is one of the most sought-after courses that SIMIAN offers, and is an essential element of a Scaffolder’s skills set.

Training on this subject will cover many different areas of scaffolding rescue, including planning, assisted rescue, self-rescue, rescue using specialist equipment and it can even incorporate a client’s specific requirements and instruction on their preferred rescue kit.

Contact the SIMIAN team today to find out our upcoming Scaffolding Rescue course dates.

Keep an eye out on our resources page for our newest Toolbox Talk on Scaffolding Rescue…coming soon.