How often have you been in a safety briefing and heard someone say something along the lines of, “all these new safety laws and procedures are nothing but more red tape. I have been doing this job for years and never had a problem.”

I heard those words only a short time before a worker with 30 years of experience in the construction industry almost lost his life when he fell from a three-storey ladder. Picture the scene: the side of the building needs to be painted. The area is almost 10 metres high….