Author: S. Brady
1 June 2013
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In 2009/10, there were 36 fatalities and more than 3000 major injuries in the UK resulting from falls from height. This article provides a brief overview of UK regulations and requirements, although the principles should be universal.
In response to the recent Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, highlights the need for robust regulations that take into account both technical and human factors.
In the concluding part of this article, Sean Brady explores in more detail the technical cause of the Quebec Bridge collapse and the human factors that lay behind this.