“Working at height” describes any workplace situation where a person could fall and injure themselves or others. It is important to note that it is the potential to cause harm that needs to be considered and not the distance through which someone or something might fall.

Common injuries include falls from desks or chairs while putting up displays, from stools while closing windows, and from ladders while carrying out repair and maintenance work.

This topic describes the main requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and key pieces of equipment that need additional consideration when working at height.

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