Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces.
‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).
Working at Height training is essential to all who engage in any activities that require you to work, supervise, plan or organise work at height.
This includes (but is not limited to)
- Construction workers
- Window cleaners
- Warehouse workers
- Gas engineers
HSE’s work at height website provides further practical advice on how to comply with the law, and the safe use of ladders and stepladders. It also contains useful links to industry-specific guidance.