Charity publishes support pack for workers who fall from height
At SAEMA our aim is to reduce and ultimately eliminate accidents that result from working at height. We co-operate with other organisations, specialist bodies and institutions involved in the provision and maintenance of façade access systems and equipment. They include Build UK, the Access Industry Forum (AIF) and the No Falls Foundation (NFF) – to name a few.
The NFF, the UK charity dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the life-changing consequences of a fall, has published a Support Pack signposting organisations and resources that can provide advice and assistance following a fall from height in the workplace.
It also includes details of the charity’s Ambassadors who have all faced the aftermath and consequences of a fall and are available to provide advice and guidance to anyone experiencing the traumatic effects of a fall and wondering what to do next.
The free pack covers a wide range of topics, including:
- What to do immediately;
- What financial assistance may be available;
- How to begin a personal injury claim;
- Support with transport and home adaptations;
- Using the No Falls befriending service;
- Organisations that can help with issues of mental health.
For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one as a result of a fall from height, the pack also provides details of those organisations that can offer help and support.
Comments the charity’s manager, Hannah Williams: “What should have been a perfectly normal day has ended in a potentially life-shattering accident. What do you do now? Who can you turn to? What help is available? The pack attempts to answer these questions and provides contact details for the Foundation.”
The No Falls Foundation also publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter Saving Liveswhich contains details of all the latest news and developments at the charity. You can sign up at www.nofallsfoundation.org