Working at Heights

“Working at heights is defined as working in any scenario that has the potential for a fall that is liable to cause personal injury. Some possible scenarios are performing work while standing on a ladder, a roof, or a fragile surface that is possible to fall through, and working near an opening or a hole in the ground. In order to minimize the likelihood of injury, there are some steps that employers should take. These steps are to remove the risk by performing as much of the work as possible on the ground, prevent falls by using safe work surfaces or appropriate equipment, and minimize the distance of the fall by using the correct equipment.”<o:p></o:p>

Reference: HSE, Working at height, INDG401(rev2), http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg401.pdf<o:p></o:p>

Management/Operational Integrity/Safe Work Permit