A fall arrest system is essential for anyone who is required to work at height. Falls from height are still one of the biggest causes of workplace injury and lead to far more fatal accidents than should still be the case. In fact, they are the biggest cause of workplace death worldwide. Employers have a duty to ensure that where possible, working at height should be avoided. Of course, this isn’t always possible, and in these instances, relevant safety equipment to prevent or minimise the risk of falls must be used.
It can be difficult to choose from the various protection systems which are now readily available to businesses, however there are various factors which must be considered in order to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (amended). One important factor is that you must prioritise collective safety over individual safety. This means that rather than just making sure that everyone has a safety harness, you need to provide guardrail fall protection systems as well or instead.
Heightsafe Systems Ltd provide a variety of guardrail systems to meet your individual needs, and all with a 20-year guarantee. The Standard Guardrail is ideal for uneven roof surfaces, as each leg can be individually adjusted, and the Curved Guardrail is great for buildings where you don’t want your protection system to be seen from the ground. In fact, all of Heightsafe’s options are visually pleasing so as to ensure your building’s safety without compromising its aesthetics at the same time.