Understanding and complying to standards is critical for workplace safety, especially for employees working at heights. There are certain standards and criteria in the UK to safeguard the well-being of employees who perform their jobs on the ground, but what exactly are they?
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is the primary piece of legislation controlling work at height in the country. These restrictions apply to all industries and workplaces where a fall from a height could cause injury. The legislation’s major aim is to avoid accidents and limit the dangers associated with working at heights.
Some key requirements of the Work at Height Regulations include:
Risk assessment: Before beginning any work at height, employers must do a complete risk assessment. This will help to identify hazards and determine the best safety measures to employ.
Competent personnel: Only qualified and trained people should be allowed to work at heights. This includes providing staff with the required training, supervision, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Fall protection: Fall prevention or arrest systems such as guardrails, safety nets or harnesses, must be used where applicable.
Suitable equipment: Employers are required to provide adequate equipment, like as scaffolding, ladders, or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), that is inspected and maintained on a regular basis.
So, how can the team at Harnesses help?
We are proud to offer a range of products which provide technical solutions for those working from heights.
On our website you can find products such as:
- Backpacks & Bags
- Confined Space
- Gas Detection
- Hard Hats & Headwear
- Hi-Vis Workwear
We are confident in offering our customers the best value for high-quality, custom-made personal protective equipment. If you discover a lower price anywhere, please contact us and we will match it!