June 25th 1995 was probably the luckiest day of my life as I made the leap from the top of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester with my colleague Tom, who thankfully survived the stunt unscathed, for the BAFTA award winning episode of ‘Cracker’ starring Robbie Coltrane.
After a lengthy recovery, my career as professional stunt artist continued and I went on to work on several James Bond films, Titanic, Terminator 3 and the Harry Potter films.
Over 20 years later I’m now an experienced action director and stunt coordinator but I also run my own company Crash Mats For Hire.
We are passionately dedicated to preventing injuries in the work place. The crazy thing is that 99% of falls from height occur when employees are working at under 3 meters high! This is due to the false sense of security you feel at these low heights as opposed to when you are 5 or 10 meters up high.
The consequences of incidents occurring to all involved are generally devastating. If an employee receives a serious head injury they may need millions of pounds worth of care for the rest of their life and the companies insurance company isn’t going to pay out if the company was negligent from not providing the correct safety. This can lead to companies going into administration and the health and safety executive charging huge fines and prosecuting all those responsible.
Our highly experienced safety advisors work closely with your Health and Safety Officers and insurance company to provide your company with the correct sport and safety mats for your employees, to ensure your company is working in line with The Working at Height Regulations Act 2005.