Working at Height Regulations
Know the Facts!
It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents in the work place do happen. However, many of these could be avoided if employers paid more attention to Health & Safety regulations. Health & Safety is a complex issue and 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.
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.
A full brief of the ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005’ brief can be viewed at the HSE Website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/falls/regulations.htm
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.
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