Working at height is common within the construction industry as well as a range of other sectors. However, as it is one of the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry, it is necessary to understand the risks associated with a job to implement controls and prevent incidents.
Based on the country you are located in, there are set regulations you have to comply with as an employer. For UK it is the ‘Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR)’ which is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). HSE is the UK government agency responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare in Great Britain
These regulations are both for the individual worker to understand what they can do to protect themselves and for employers to be aware of their responsibilities when their employees work at height. Our work at height toolbox talk help employers keep their employees safe and compliant with the law.
Definition of Work at Height
Work at height can be defined as:
- Work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury e.g. fall through a fragile roof, into a hole in the ground or from a ladder.
Items Covered in Our Work at Height Toolbox Talk
Our work at height toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Provides an overview of working at height and the injuries.
- The Dangers: This section covers the dangers from working at height and how to avoid, prevent or minimise the risks.
- Control Measures: Outline the type of controls that can be implemented.
- Do and Don’t: Lists what to do and what not when working at height.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
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