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How do you ensure you comply with the Work At Height Regs 2005?

The Work at Height Regulations (2005) were put in place in order to prevent death & injuries caused by a fall from height. It is worth remembering that even if working below ground level you can still be deemed as ‘at height’ for the purpose of these regulations!

These duties are applicable to employers, the self-employed and any person who controls the work of others (for example facilities managers or building owners who hire in contractors) to ensure that;

  • All work at height is properly planned & organised
  • Those involved in the task are competent to do so
  • The risks involved are assessed
  • Workers are provided with appropriate, inspected and maintained work equipment

A competent person is someone who has received sufficient training, has experience in performing the task at hand and has knowledge on the subject matter. We always recommend when viewing training options for your workers that they receive equipment specific training. This ensures that they are trained in enough detail to feel confident with their duties and are performing at the required standard.

If you have any questions regarding what is needed to ensure competency and compliance with the Work at Height Regulations – contact us today, one of our experienced consultants will be happy to help.

For more information, please also see: The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

 

What you should do to comply with the Work At Height Regs 2005