HSE Britain: Dangers of working from height

WOBO recognises that accidents happen but as professionals can we prevent them?

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Falls from height were the cause of most work-related fatalities in Britain during 2019/20.

The latest annual figures (2019/20) revealed that 29 workers were killed in a fall from height last year.

Visit our working at height website for guidance on how you can protect employees, as well as some frequently asked questions.

Employers can also download our publication Working at height: a brief guide.

This brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Work at height means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 aim to prevent death and injury from a fall from height.

ISBN:9780717664900Series code:INDG401 (rev2)

Download a free copy – INDG401(PDF)

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