30th May 2015
Working at height
Working at height represents a significant risk for all construction firms. The website for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) carries many news stories of firms being prosecuted after workers have fallen and been seriously injured or killed. Recent examples include:
- Crawley Scaffolder fined for unsafe working at height
- Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall
- Toy firm and builder in court over warehouse roof death
- Croydon firm’s safety failings led to worker’s multiple injuries
You can click here to read more about these stories and others.
The HSE produces a lot of useful information for construction firms, including a guide and a toolkit on their website.
In addition, our online self-assessment tool provides your clients with the ability to self-assess and manage their site risk and so keep future premiums down.