Falls from height

Falls from height

25th July 2013

 

st francis exavier
Sometimes we cannot get away from working at height but we can reduce the risks involved following a simple hierarchy for managing and selecting equipment for work at height.

Duty holders must:
avoid work at height where they can;
use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls where they cannot avoid working at height; and
where they cannot eliminate the risk of a fall, use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall should one occur.