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1 Hansen – Managing Safely Work at Height Regulations 2005

2 Hansen – Managing Safely Falls Program Reduce death and major injuries from falls from height. HSC/ HSE targets 10% reduction in death and major injuries by Working with sectors were falls are an issue; – Caretakers – Facilities Management Companies – Maintenance fitters

3 Hansen – Managing SafelySummary The Work at Height Regulations – Background – Scope – Managing risks from work at height – Selecting the right equipment – Other Requirements

4 Hansen – Managing Safely Biggest Killer 67 Fatal Accidents 2003/ Major Accidents 2003/04 Until this year always 2 nd biggest cause of major accidents 60% of all major injuries caused by ‘low falls’ (below 2mtrs) Background: Statistics

5 Hansen – Managing Safely Falls from Height 2004/04 All FallsLow FallsAve All Falls 1999 to 2004 Fatal67665 Major Injury

6 Hansen – Managing Safely Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EC) Bring existing legislation together into risk based regulation Maintain and improve standards Background : Objectives

7 Hansen – Managing Safely Came into force on 6 April 2005 No transitional period proposed –Regulations consolidate good practice Challenge to communicate the WAH message effectively Current position

8 Hansen – Managing Safely Scope Risk assessment/organisation/planning Avoid – Prevent – Minimise Select the right Work Equipment Other Precautions Key messages WAH Regulations: Overview

9 Hansen – Managing Safely Work in any place from which a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury Includes access and egress work at or below ground level; but not stairways or slips or trips on the level Scope: What is work at height?

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11 Covers all industries: e.g. construction, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, maintenance,warehouse etc; but not those paid to lead or train climbing and caving Duty holders are: –Employers; –Self-employed; and –Those in control of people at work, to the extent of their control Scope: What Sectors are covered?

12 Hansen – Managing Safely Work at height should be –Properly planned –Appropriately supervised –Not carried out if weather conditions jeopardise health and safety Those working at height should be –competent or if being trained supervised by a competent person Organisation, Planning, Competence

13 Hansen – Managing Safely Organisation, Planning, Competence

14 Hansen – Managing Safely Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations Do a risk assessment Risk Assessment

15 Hansen – Managing Safely Avoid work at height – if you don’t have to go up there DON’T! Prevent falls –use an existing place or means of access –Use the most suitable way of working –Select the most suitable equipment Avoid - Prevent - Minimise

16 Hansen – Managing Safely Avoid work at height

17 Hansen – Managing Safely Avoid work at height

18 Hansen – Managing Safely Use an existing place or means of access

19 Hansen – Managing Safely Use an existing place or means of access

20 Hansen – Managing Safely Use an existing place or means of access

21 Hansen – Managing Safely Select the most suitable equipment

22 Hansen – Managing Safely Select the most suitable equipment

23 Hansen – Managing Safely Minimise the distance and consequences –Minimise the consequences –Take other measures to prevent injury eg instruction, information and training Avoid – Prevent - Minimise

24 Hansen – Managing Safely Minimise the consequences

25 Hansen – Managing Safely Minimise the consequences

26 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Measures

27 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Measures

28 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Measures

29 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Measures

30 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Measures

31 Hansen – Managing Safely Collective protection before personal protection – Select guardrails/working platforms before personal fall prevention (eg work restraint) – Select nets/airbags before personal fall arrest Select the right equipment

32 Hansen – Managing Safely Collective protection

33 Hansen – Managing Safely Collective protection

34 Hansen – Managing Safely Personal protection

35 Hansen – Managing Safely Choice equipment - Lanyard

36 Hansen – Managing Safely Choice equipment - Lanyard

37 Hansen – Managing Safely Rescue

38 Hansen – Managing Safely Rescue

39 Hansen – Managing Safely Working conditions Access and Egress Distance and consequences of a fall Duration and frequency of use/task Ease of rescue/evacuation Risk of use, installation and removal of equipment Select the right equipment

40 Hansen – Managing Safely Types of Work Equipment Guardrails Working platforms (scaffolds/MEWPS etc) Nets/Airbags Personal Fall Protection systems Ladders

41 Hansen – Managing Safely Ladder Use Risk assessment must justify use; –Low risk, –Short duration, –Or Site conditions dictate Follow good practice

42 Hansen – Managing Safely Other Requirements Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces Prevent Falling Objects Warn about Danger Areas Inspect work equipment Persons at work should – Follow instructions and training – Advise employer of hazards/risks to health and safety

43 Hansen – Managing Safely Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces

44 Hansen – Managing Safely Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces

45 Hansen – Managing Safely Warn about danger areas

46 Hansen – Managing Safely Inspect work equipment

47 Hansen – Managing Safely Inspect work equipment

48 Hansen – Managing Safely Communication What HSE have done What HSE would like you to do How will HSE know if they are getting it right?

49 Hansen – Managing Safely If you follow good practice you should be doing enough to comply Do a risk assessment, plan and organise your work properly Follow the hierarchy: avoid – prevent minimise Choose the right equipment - select collective protection before personal Guide supported by Industry Specific Guidance. HSE Key Message

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