15/04/2005

Work At Height - A Brief Guide

Falls from height still account for a high proportion of fatal accidents at
work and major injuries. In many European countries they remain the single
biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major
injury.

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a brief guide to the
Work at height. The guidance is aimed principally at small businesses and those
not familiar with the Work at Height Regulations. It gives an excellent short
introduction how to work at height safely.

The leaflet is written for employers, the self-employed and anyone who
works at height. It tells you what you need to do to when Working at height.
The leaflet explains: "What is 'work at height?' and "What to do as an
employer?" concerning


  • planning
  • weather
  • staff training
  • equipment, temporary structures, and safety features
  • fragile surfaces
  • falling objects

    AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)