If you run a company or business that requires employees or contractors to work at height, you are responsible for ensuring they remain safe at all times. To achieve this, you need to carry out regular risk assessments, provide adequate work at height training and afford suitable height safety equipment.
Failing to meet these needs will put your aerial workers’ lives at risk as well increase the chances of your company being hit with lawsuits and fines that could potentially see it shut down. The law needs to be strict in these circumstances as there are so many things that can go wrong when people work at height. As well as the worse-case scenario of a fatal fall, poor working procedures and inadequate safety equipment can also create situations that can range from slipped discs and broken bones to paralysis and industrial fires.
Therefore, it is absolutely essential that you provide your aerial workers with suitable fall protection equipment. If you are unsure in any way of what may constitute “suitable” equipment, make sure you do plenty of research beforehand and get advice from experts who have plenty of experience within the field.
We here at Heightsafe are more than happy to provide you with all of the advice or guidance you might need concerning fall arrest equipment or height safety training. To learn more about the intricacies of working at height safety, explore our web pages in greater detail or call one of our advisors.