QUICK GUIDE: Practical Tips and Guidance for Working at Height

Falls from height are the main cause of fatal workplace accidents in the UK

Know the risks, the latest HSE standards and your obligations when anyone is working at height on your premises

During 2021/ 2022, more than 35,000 accidents involving falls from height were recorded by the Health and Safety Executive – and sadly, 29 deaths.

Are you confident that risks of falls are carefully controlled on your premises?

If you own, lease or manage commercial premises, the responsibility for health and safety lies with you, or your appointed contractor.

It’s therefore critical that you can be certain any risks are controlled and mitigated.

In the latest Quick Guide from NSS we provide a recap of the latest standards and guidance for working at height, and offer practical tips and checklists to ensure any work carried out at height on your premises is done so safely.

Get your copy now to understand:

  • Your obligations as the building owner or tenant – including how often you should test all of your fixed safety equipment
  • The rules for working on different types of job
  • Dos and don’ts from the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Steps you can take to ensure the safety of your contractors, employees and visitors – including questions to ask any contractor before they start work.

Working at Height Quick Guide

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Can you be certain your contractor is operating safely? 

It’s vitally important that you trust in your contractor’s health and safety processes, and that they have extensive experience operating at height.

Get your copy of the guide for the checks you can make in advance of them starting work – and the steps you can take to mitigate risks day-to-day.

We have always found NSS to be extremely professional and totally committed to carrying out all works with the utmost regard for health and safety, we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Facilities manager at a construction advice agency

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