Working at Height – HSE guidance

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10 million workers are estimated to work at height each year, and falls are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury.

Author: David Combes
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HSE report that a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to work at height each year, and falls are one of the biggest causes of death/serious injury at work (40 deaths/4,000 major injuries per year).

The new guidance available on the website covers:-

  • Advice about do’s and don’ts
  • Unpacking some of the myths eg banning ladders
  • Targeted advice for different sectors
  • Help for workers to become clearer about their own responsibilities

More information from the HSE website here

David Combes

In remeberance of David Combes 1948 – 2020

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