Expert Advice and Guidance for Safe Working at Height
With over 30 years of experience, Turner Access has become a leading Access and Scaffolding Specialist, with the knowledge and expertise to advise on best practice for working safely at height in accordance with Working at Height Regulations 2005.
What are the Working at Height Regulations?
Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of work place fatality and major injuries in the construction industry. In an attempt to combat this, the Working at Height Regulations 2005 were introduced to provide a comprehensive set of regulations applying to all work at height activity.
The Working at Height Regulations state that work at height is any height where a person can fall and be injured. The overriding principle of the Working at Height Regulations is to avoid work at height if practicably possible.
The Regulations also state that if work at height is unavoidable, duty holders must do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent anyone from falling, placing collective protection over mitigation options.
- Work at height is to be properly planned, and suitable work equipment selected.
- Collective protection measures should be adopted before personal protection equipment.
- All work at height should be appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. The worker must be provided with appropriate training and instructions.
These overriding principles of the Working at Height Regulations form the basis of a hierarchy of control measures set out to manage and aid the selection of appropriate equipment for working at height.
Best Practice in Access & Scaffolding
Access and Scaffolding Best Practice is achieved by achieving Control in all work at height activity. Control is managed through proper organisation, planning and selection of appropriate equipment.
Health & Safety Training Opportunities
The first step to a safer work environment is training and educating people to change their attitude to safety in the workplace. Turner Access provides a range of Safety Training Courses.