ATLAS President, Jason Harfield, attended the recent All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meeting on enhanced reporting in Parliament. The meeting discussed accidents and near-misses when working at height, and ideas for enhanced reporting, which would require more detail in the future. Jason represented ATLAS at the meeting to provide feedback on how enhanced reporting could be used to help prevent future incidents.
Speakers at the meeting included Head of Operational Safety, Rick Brunt, and Acting Team Leader of the Safety Unit, Alex Farnhill, both from the Health & Safety Executive. Andrew Delahunt, Director of Technical Safety at IPAF, also presented at the meeting and covered the emotional impact of falls from height and how to make the reporting easier to navigate. Chair of APPG, Alison Thewliss MP, was also in attendance.