Reaching for the Sky: The Fascinating History of Ladders
Ladders are essential pieces of equipment that it is easy to take for granted. Yet, how could we hope to safely reach up high or work at heights without them? Have you ever stopped to wonder who invented them and when the first one was used?
Ladders in the Bible
Possibly the first ever mention of ladders comes from the Bible. Jacob’s ladder is mentioned in the Book of Genesis. This comes from a vision that Jacob had of a ladder that led all the way up to heaven, with angels ascending and descending it constantly to carry out God’s work.
6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Training Your Workforce
We live in an era of technological eruptions and advancements that change for the better every year. Most organisations are, unfortunately, not prepared for such eruptions and changes, and this can greatly affect the workforce productivity and hence, business growth. Any business can fall victim of such, unless they invest in workforce training. Workplace and employees’ safety are also important factors to consider, regardless of the size of your business. Why wait until you’re caught up with time?[…]
Concern as Construction Injuries Increase and HSE Prosecutions Sharply Fall
Recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have shown a notable increase in construction injuries, but a surprising fall in prosecutions. This has raised a lot of concerns from Unite (the UK’s construction union), employers, and workers at large, despite recent improvements in safety.
What Do the Figures Show?
The Longest and Most Arduous Construction Projects in History
It is easy to get frustrated when a building project goes on and on. Yet, even your seemingly endless pieces of work will pale into insignificance when compared to the following mammoth projects.
The Great Wall of China
Amazing People Who Have Survived Huge Falls
The chance of surviving a huge fall depends upon a number of factors. The height of the fall, the landing surface and the part of the body that hits the ground first are important factors.
A study from NASA on the subject suggests that falling at over 17 metres per second is likely to fatal. This means any fall of over 12 metres. However, the following are a few of the people who have defied the odds over the years.