WORK AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS
Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. Duty holders must:
- avoid work at height where they can;
- use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls where they cannot avoid working at heights, and
- where they cannot eliminate the risk of a fall, use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and consequence of a fall.
As with other Regulations the duty remains to properly plan and organise work at height; to ensure that those involved in this type of work are competent; that the risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled and that equipment is properly inspected and maintained.
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