Don’t Fall Short – Keep Employees Safe When Working At Height!
In 2015/2016, 144 workers lost their lives due to accidents in the workplace in the UK. 26% of these deaths were a result of falling from a height. It is imperative that employers ensure construction, agricultural/forestry and roof work sites are safe for employees to prevent them from injury and that employees work with employers to ensure they comply with the safety regulations.
Your Duty as an Employer
The Work At Height Regulations 2005 require employers to adopt safe practice when controlling working at height for employees. Some precautionary measures that could be taken to help minimise risk of accidents are:
- Avoid working at height when possible to do so.
- Ensure employees use appropriate and stable equipment to get to and from heights safely.
- Assess risks regularly and ensure work is planned, supervised and carried out by competent people.
- Where working at height cannot be easily avoided, prevent falls by using an existing place of work that is already known to be safe.
For a cost effective approach to training your employees, you can benefit from our RoSPA approved Working At Height Online Training Course from only £35pp. In addition, Quadra can carry out a Working At Height Risk Assessment to help you minimise the risk of accidents associated with Working At Height. For more information, contact us today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 028 9042 3222.
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