HEALTH & SAFETY MATTERS
Latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that 45 people died from a fall from height at work in 2006/07 and 3351 suffered serious injury as a result of a fall from height in the workplace. This is again a record low. However falls from height remain the most common kind of accident causing fatal injuries.
HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations Regulations 1998
- Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007
- Work at Height Regulations 2005
WORK AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005
The Work at Height Regulations 2005, apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. The regulations place duties on employers, the self employed and any person who controls the work of others. This would include facilities managers and building owners who may contract others to work at height.