A Construction Management survey in association with helmet safety technology company Mips revealed a lack of training and awareness around head injuries and their possible causes on construction sites. Now, a new study conducted by Imperial College London at The HEAD Lab tells us how incidents occur generally and what happens when we fall.
The Imperial College study was conducted in conjunction with Hard Hat Awareness Week 2022 and may help us to further understand the risks around head injuries in construction and their causes. The study concentrates on fall accidents from the same level and from height.
This webinar will cover:
• The need for a better understanding of head injuries/concussions and the industry standards, which ensure that hard hats can provide good absorption of linear impacts whereas some of the most common incidents on-site are slips, trips and falls, more likely to cause a rotational injury. – Chris Tidy, Mips
• Imperial College London – Study results - Over 2000 computer simulations of falls and trips have been performed to determine the distribution of head-ground impact speed, angle and location of the head. It aims to determine the protection performance of a range of construction helmets against these new impact conditions.– Dr Mazdak Ghajari CEng MIMechE FHEA Senior Lecturer – The HEAD Lab, Imperial College London.
• As the UK’s leading supplier of safety clothing and equipment, Arco has kept pace with the demands of an increasingly sophisticated consumer, by educating the supply chain when it comes to better understanding the risks. - Alex Turgoose, Arco
- Christopher Tidy, Product/training specialist, Mips, and founder of #hardhatawarenessweek
- Dr Mazdak Ghajari CEng MIMechE FHEA Senior Lecturer – The HEAD Lab, Imperial College London.
- Alex Turgoose, Product & Procurement Manager – PPE, Arco