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1 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Working at Height Phill Leonard Health and Safety Executive

2 Fall from height statistics 2008/09 –35 Fatal accidents –Over 4500 major injuries –Over day injuries 09/10 39 Fatal accidents

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5 Work at Height Regulations 2005 Hierarchy: Avoid > Prevent > Minimise Select appropriate work at height equipment –Collective over personal Risk assess

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7 Avoid > Prevent (collective) >

8 Avoid > Prevent (collective) > Prevent (personal) > Plan and side view of personal fall-restraint system from BS 8437:2005

9 Nets Air bags Avoid > Prevent (collective) > Prevent (personal) > Minimise (collective) >

10 Avoid > Prevent (collective) > Prevent (personal) > Minimise (collective) > Minimise (personal) Fall Arrest Work Positioning

11 Select the right work equipment 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

12 Selection - ladders

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14 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Inspection and maintenance

15 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Harness = Yes Lanyard = Yes Clipped on = No!

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18 Summary Hierarchy: Avoid > Prevent > Minimise Select appropriate work at height equipment –Collective over personal Risk assess Don’t be one of the statistics

19 Thanks HSE Infoline


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