Working at height

When the work you do involves a potential risk of falling, and liable to cause personal injury, you are working at height. Falls from height are one of the most common ways people are injured and die at work. Examples of working at height includes: 

  • Using ladders/stepladders. 
  • Stacking shelves. 
  • Using elevated platforms i.e., scaffolding or lifts. 

You don’t have to be extremely high for a fall to cause severe injury – simply landing badly on your arm can cause it to break. It is important to know not only where you stand when working at height, but also your rights should any accidents occur.

If you need help or advice, please contact us at or on 0800 389 6332.



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