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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Work at Height

step ladder

  In The UK Falls from height account for nearly a third of fatal injuries to workers. Half of fatal falls took place in the construction Industry (23 out of 46 fatal fall injuries). 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…

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