Top 10 blogs of 2018 – Part 1

Every week we publish fresh new content, such as articles, blogs and reference projects on our websites. These blogs cover all kinds of subjects related to work at height, from safety procedures to the rescue should a fall occur. From fall protection measures to facade access equipment for the highest buildings on the planet.

As 2018 draws to a close we’d like to have a look at the best read blogs of 2018. In this article we highlight numbers 10 to 6.

10. Doha Metro

10. FALL PROTECTION FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS DOHA METRO

In this article we discuss the fall protection equipment XSPlatforms supplied to the completely new metro network of Doha, Qatar. This project is currently under construction and is set to open in 2020. The four metro lines will help visitors of the World Cup 2022 in reaching their destinations. XSPlatforms solutions help create a safe work place for those who have to work at height in or on the impressive stations of the metro.

Read the entire article here.

9. Safety Culture series

9. SAFETY CULTURE SERIES

This place in the top ten is occupied by a blog in our safety culture series; Improve your safety efforts with leading indicators. While this blog is certainly a good read, the combination with its predecessor and successor is important. As this blog series was aimed to help you create a positive safety culture.

And don’t forget to download the handy posters and leading indicator tool we’ve made for you, to help you get started.

8. FAE mobility

8. HOW MOBILE IS FACADE ACCESS EQUIPMENT?

In the past we’ve received quite some questions about the functions of a Building Maintenance Unit (BMU). This type of facade access equipment is custom made to fit a building and often employs several functions to be able to access a facade completely. In this blog and download we explain the different movements a BMU can make.

Learn about luffing, slewing and print the leaflet with the anatomy of a BMU for future reference.

7. Preventing tool drops

7. PREVENTING TOOL DROPS

Dropped objects pose a great risk while working at height. The falling materials or tools can strike people below causing serious injuries. Or the person working at height can fall in a reflex to catch a falling tool.

We wrote two blogs in this mini-series. While “hidden dangers: falling tools can be fatal” is the most read of the two, we also think that the follow up about tool tethering is a good read.

Read the blog Hidden dangers: falling tools can be fatal and download the best practices to prevent dropped object risks.

6. Calculation tool

6. HOW A CALCULATION TOOL HELPS DESIGNING HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEMS

This blog was posted very recently, but we can see many people found it an interesting read. Horizontal lifeline systems are often used to provide safety while working at height. As most buildings differ so does a horizontal lifeline setup. Properly calculating a lifeline is complex, but required by law. After all users need to be able to rely on the system to keep them safe.

To help calculate lifeline setups we developed a special calculation tool, read all about it in this blog and download a sample report.

Stay tuned for the next article in which we focus on next 5 blogs to complement our top 10. Leading up to our number one most read blog of 2018.

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