Working at Heights Accident can be prevented

Working at Heights Accident can be prevented

The HSE has this week highlighted a case of a Working at Height accident and the investigation which was launched as a result.

In the case, it was revealed that those involved had received inadequate training and as a result had been badly injured.

The HSE advised that falls from height are the biggest single cause of workplace injuries and deaths in the construction industry.

Companies involved who are found not to have trained their staff on the equipment being used are facing crippling fines running into thousands of pounds. Many are based on being in breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Don’t wait to receive your fine. C&C Consulting can help you implement control measures to make sure it never gets that far. C&C Training also offer a Working at Height course which includes safe use of steps, ladders and towers. Also including the safe use of Fall Arrest equipment. Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training is also available.

 

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