Who do you employ to take care of your work at height requirements?
The company who has the qualifications and the accreditations? Or the company who cuts corners to keep the cost low?
Hopefully these images below will help you to make up your mind…
All of these workers above are in some shape or form flouting work at height regulations. They are misusing the equipment, cutting corners and not protection themselves from harm.
I bet another thing they have in common is that their quotation to carry out the work was cheap!
But I urge you to think ahead – if an accident was to occur on site that caused injury or loss of life, and there was evidence that work at height regulations had not been adhered to, the law suit that followed would be anything but cheap. Not only would you be hit with a whopping fine but you may also risk imprisonment for corporate manslaughter.
Next time you place an order based on cost – make sure you check the contractor out first. A list basic of pre-requisites would be:
- Work at Height Trained
- Rescue Trained
- PASMA Certified
- IPAF Certified
And most definitely a Risk and Method Statement prior to the commencement of any work on site.
Be careful or be sorry!
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