Slips, Trips and Falls 2016

The Way Forward

Farmers & Fletchers, London, 4th & 5th of October 2016

David Riches

Safety Squared

David Riches started his 28 year career in fall protection and safety at height, by falling 10 foot from an RAF Chinook helicopter onto the grass below and lived to tell the tale! He works in his own consultancy, Safety Squared, specialising in safety engineering and the design of protective measures. He has considerable experience of testing and evaluating fall protection equipment and has performed a number of research projects for the HSE in this area. He firmly believes that safety equipment should be tested in the way it is to be used and advocates the use of realistic test methods, in order to make sure that when a person falls from a height, they will be saved.