Health & Safety

Work at height means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a....
.....distance liable to cause personal injury. For example you are working at height if you: ■ are working on a ladder or a flat roof; ■ could fall through a fragile surface; ■ could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.
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Before working at height you must;avoid work at height where it is reasonably practicable to do so; ■ where work at height cannot be avoided, prevent falls using either an existing...
....place of work that is already safe or the right type of equipment; ■ minimise the distance and consequences of a fall, by using the right type of equipment where the risk cannot be eliminated.
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You should: ■ do as much work as possible from the ground; ■ ensure workers can get safely....
.... to and from where they work at height; ■ ensure equipment is suitable, stable and strong enough for the job, maintained and checked regularly;make sure you don’t overload or overreach when working at height; take precautions
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Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by ....
....competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height. Low-risk, relatively straightforward tasks will require less effort when it comes to planning. Employers and those in control must first assess the risks.
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Fragile working @ height environments/materials are; roof lights; ■ liner panels on built-up sheeted roofs; ■ non-reinforced fibre cement sheets; ■ corroded metal sheets...
...glass (including wired glass); ■ rotted chipboard; ■ slates and tiles.
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You can avoid working @ height by; using extendable tools from ground level to remove the need to climb a ladder ■ installing cables at ground level ■ lowering a lighting....
.... mast to ground level ■ ground level assembly of edge protection
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Fall prevention can be; a concrete flat roof with existing edge protection, or guarded mezzanine floor, or...
... plant or machinery with fixed guard rails around it.
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You can minimize the fall distance by using safety nets and soft landing systems, eg air bags, installed ....
.... close to the level of the work.
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personal protection used to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall: ■ industrial rope access, eg working on a building façade ■ fall-arrest....
.... system using a high anchor point.
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Before working at height you must;avoid work at height where it is reasonably practicable to do so; ■ where work at height cannot be avoided, prevent falls using either an existing...

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....place of work that is already safe or the right type of equipment; ■ minimise the distance and consequences of a fall, by using the right type of equipment where the risk cannot be eliminated.

Card 3

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You should: ■ do as much work as possible from the ground; ■ ensure workers can get safely....

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Card 4

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Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by ....

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Card 5

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Fragile working @ height environments/materials are; roof lights; ■ liner panels on built-up sheeted roofs; ■ non-reinforced fibre cement sheets; ■ corroded metal sheets...

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