This sheet summarises some of the additional measures that need to be considered to support a system for work at height.

Fall protection equipment

Fall protection equipment is not an alternative to physically engineered safeguards such as a guardrail. It may be required in addition to physically engineered safeguards if these do not adequately prevent the risk.

Detailed requirements for different fall protection systems are given in schedules to the proposed Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Collective protection measures take precedence over individual protection.

Collective Fall Protection Systems

These protect all those at risk from working at height, and include:

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