Falls From Height

22nd September 2010

With so many injuries involving working at height this is always a main focus with HSE

Before starting any work at height you must always:

  • Ensure risk assessments are carried out for all work at height
  • Work is planned, organised and carried out by competent persons.
  • A fall prevention/arrest system is in place before starting any task/activity
Remember
  • Only trained/competent persons are allowed to install fall prevention/arrest systems
  • Never leave areas unprotected at any time
  • Always visually check fall prevention/arrest systems before use

References:

INDG401 - Work at height regulations
INDG402 - Safe use of ladders and step ladders
INDG405 - Top tips for ladder and step ladder safety

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