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Working at Height Regulations


Know the Facts!

It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents in the workplace do happen. However, many of these could be avoided if employers paid more attention to Health & Safety regulations. These regulations are in place for a reason, as they are based on past incidents, so it is essential that the rules are followed to protect yourself and your fellow personnel. While Health & Safety is a complex issue, there are stringent guidelines and regulations that employers must adhere to, particularly for staff Working at Height.

Due to high risks involved and strict legislation the Regulations need to be interpreted and translated carefully into a practical and tailored solution. That is why HSE decided to publish the Work at Height Regulations 2005 to set out clear guidelines that employers and Work at Height operatives need to follow.

Charts and figures provided, although helpful, are mostly generic and Heightsafe Systems believe that the matter of legislation needs to be treated on an individual basis, hence our bespoke consultancy. Our height safety experts are also able to provide transparent guidance on meeting these regulations and can ensure your Work at Height systems meet these standards by conducting Compliance Testing and certifying them.

If you are an employer, it is imperative that you familiarise yourself with these regulations as soon as possible, to avoid any potential breaches to the standards. We have included the full brief of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 brief which can be viewed on the government’s website: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/735/contents/made

Why Do We Need Height Safety Solutions

  • In 2004/05 falls from height accounted for 67 fatal accidents at work and nearly 4000 major injuries. They remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury (HSE 2005).
  • 47% of worker fatalities in the construction industry in 2001-2002 were caused by falls from height.
  • In 2000-2001 nearly 14000 employees were injured as a result of falls from height.
  • Falls from height continue to be the largest cause of workplace deaths and accidents, 25% of which is a result of falling from heights.
  • The Association of British Insurers has stated that £12 Billion is lost every year through working at height accidents.

 

Do you require Work at Height Systems to meet the Work at Height Regulations 2005? Contact us now for a free consultation and quote from one of our specialists.

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