Working at Height

Portable scaffolding

In recent years falls from height accounted for 48% of fatal injuries to workers in the UK The main areas where falls occurred were:- Falling From Height (Scaffolding and Scaffold Towers)  Falls from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) Falls from Ladders Falls when working on roofs or other structures Falling through Fragile Roofs Tools/materials falling from MEWPS or scaffolding In many circumstances the work areas and scaffolding has not been inspected, handrails were loose, scaffold boards had been moved or removed and not reinstalled. When working in mobile elevating platforms…

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Falls from Height

Portable scaffolding

For 2017/2018 In The UK Falls from height accounted for 48% of fatal injuries to workers. The main areas where falls occurred were:- Falling From Height (Scaffolding and Scaffold Towers) Falls from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) Falls from Ladders Falls when working on roofs or other structures Falling through Fragile Roofs Tools/materials falling from MEWPS or scaffolding How should risks be assessed? The Health and Safety Executive state that:- AVOID work at height if you can. (If you cannot then:-) PREVENT falls by selecting and using the right access…

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