Fallng from height

Westminster Compliance | 27/04/2018

The most common cause of injuries (and deaths) in the workplace is falling from height.  Although we naturally think most falls occur on building sites, there are many other ways that workers can be hurt when working at height.

 

A worker can fall from a ladder, a step stool, from scaffolding, from a roof, through a fragile surface, out of a vehicle, through an opening in a floor or even fall into a hole in the ground. When working outside the weather should also be taken into consideration.

 

Managers and employers must ensure that all those working at height are deemed to be competent, have adequate skills and will follow the rules to ensure everybody’s safety.  Personal protection equipment is a must and there needs to be proof that this has been supplied and those who choose not to wear it should be asked to leave.  Where the task is more complex, such as erecting scaffolding, it is essential that certification for those working is seen and that inspections are carried out by qualified persons.

 

Further advice is always available through our office on 0208 311 4888 or by email info@westminstercompliance.co.uk

 

We also offer low cost Working at Height face to face training sessions for groups of up to 15 people, or individual online ROSPA approved courses by following this link: http://westminstercompliance.co.uk/e-learning/working-at-height/

 

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