Legal Obligations

One of our key objectives is to remain abreast of the latest legislation in order to achieve industry best practice when delivering safe solutions for Work at Height. Our professional team is fully up to speed with all current regulations to help customers understand the importance of Safety whilst Working at Height. We do not comprimise Health, Safety, Environment or Quality and one of key goals is to help not only the industry but the Health and Safety Executive reduce the number of fatal and major injuries due to Falls from Height.

Work at Height Regulations 2005

This 2005 the Work at Height Regulations came into force. This regulation extends beyond the construction related activities to a wide range of industry sectors and work practises. This legislation places a duty on any person responsible for directly employed staff or sub-contractors who carry our work activities in areas where is there is a risk of a Fall from Height that could potentially result  in serious personal injury.

Work at Height Definition

(a) work in any place, including a place at or below ground level;

(b) obtaining access to or egress from such place while at work, except by a staircase in a permanent workplace,

Where, if measures required by these Regulations were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury;

This Regulation requires duty holders to ensure that;

  • All Work at Height is properly planned and organised
  • Anyone involved in Work at Height is competent
  • All risks from Work at Height are assessed and appropriate work equipment is selected and used
  • All equipment for Work at Height is properly inspected and maintained

Building Owners, Property Managers, Facility Managers and Contractors are just a handful of duty holders that are held responsible for Safe Work at Height.

Construction Design Management Regulations 2015

In April 2015 the Construction (Management and Design) Regulations 2015 saw the amended version of the CDM Regualtions come to forceThis piece of legislation place the resonsilibity on designers to ensure that the risks associated with post-construction maintenance activities are clearly identified and appropriate steps are taken to either design-out these risks or to reduce them to acceptable levels. These obligations include protecting maintenance workers from the risks of Falls from Height.

If you would like to speak to a member our team to help you understand your obligations with regards to Work at Height, call us today on 01302751900