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Maidstone Hub - CPD Working at Heights


Maidstone Hub - CPD Working at Heights




6th June 2017


19:00 to 21:30


CPD training

Meeting Point:

Hadlow Manor Hotel, Goose Green, Hadlow, Nr Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0JH


Barney Green


£10 members, £25 nonmembers, free to student members

Booking Details


Beverley Lawrence


01344 630861


Timings for this event as follows: networking and meal 7-8pm, CPD presentation 8-9.30pm


How the WatH Hierarchy impacts optimum choice, from design stage to construction.

The presentation will remind delegates about the details within the WatH hierarchy from the WatH Regs (2005).

We will look briefly at how the hierarchy has impacted design, through BS8560 : 2012.

We will then introduce a structured review of the hierarchical impact of various solution types, and challenge some “typical” miss-understandings about the use of some access methods and equipment.

We will look at both big falls (rope access) and little falls (podium steps), edge protection and scaffolding, safety nets and MEWPs, and also at various combinations of harness and lanyard (Personal Fall Protection Equipment).

Each are will be viewed through the “Three C’s” of safety, Compliant equipment, Competent people, and Comprehensive Maintenance.


We will use current project examples to highlight key points.


Barney Green

Barney Green has been at the leading edge of Height Safety for over 25 years. Trained in Civil Engineering he spent 10 years on site as a contractor and then specialised in anchor technology with Hilti, before moving into height safety. He sat on the EN Standards drafting committees for harnesses, lanyards, anchor points, safety nets, edge protection, and scaffolding.

He ran contracting operations installing both permanent and temporary equipment for those who work at height for 20 years, and then spent 5 years with Combisafe, as their Business Development Director, educating the markets in the appropriate Standards, and in best practice for work at height. He was one of a small team, drafting the BS code of practice for the design of buildings incorporating safe work at height (BS8560).

Barney had been operating as an independent height safety advisor, through Higher Safety, since 2009.

Higher Safety offer work at height advice and training at all levels and all stages of any project. They work across all industries, including construction, utilities, transport, and energy.


Barney also offers an expert witness service for both personal injury and commercial litigation.

We request that events are prepaid by calling the payment line in 01344 630851 quoting the event code MAILOS505.


Please click here for directions to the venue. There is ample free parking onsite.


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