Work at height

Work at height means working in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause injury to themselves or others. 

Many accidents occur because inadequate protection is put in place to prevent falls. Falling through fragile surfaces, such as roofs which are not intended to be load bearing can cause severe injury. 

Information on working at height (source UK HSE website)

The safe use of ladders (source UK HSE website)

Scaffold - Guidance on the assessment of the inside gap (source HSI website)

Management in Construction Regulations 2016 (source HSI website)



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