Working at height refers to any work that takes place where a person could fall a distance that can cause personal injury. This includes working on a ladder or flat roof, falling through a fragile surface or even falling into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.
The employer (or organisation that controls Work at Height, such as a facilities management company) is required to take responsibility for certain duties of care under the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The regulations state that the employer must ensure that workers have available the appropriate Work at Height equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Workers should also receive appropriate training in the use of that equipment and whilst they are in training with the equipment, they should be properly supervised.
Working at height is one of the biggest causes of fatalities and injuries at work, so its vital employers carry out a height risk assessment to make sure accidents are prevented.
Our health and safety consultants will assess your procedures to:
We will evaluate the level of risk and review your procedures accordingly. Get in touch with our team to find out more about our working at height assessments.
At EEUK, we are a BAFE SP205-1 registered company, meaning we make sure the services we offer are of the highest quality.
EEUK is CHAS accredited. This means we ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management and mitigate risks across the supply chain.
Being Cyber Essentials accredited helps us to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.
We are ISO 9001 certified which means we are recognised as a company with a strong customer focus, a motivated top management team and processes in place with the aim to continually improve.
The ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and provides guidance on how our business impacts the environment.
We are SafeContractor approved, which means we comply with health and safety legislation – it is recognised as the leading health and safety accreditation by 33,000 contractors in the country.
The JOSCAR Registration Mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community and indicates that we have gone through the process required to demonstrate our commitment and credentials to the industry.
ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees independent of government.
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