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Working at Height: Guidance Note

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries across the construction industry. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs; but we do not work from ladders or on fragile roofs, so is it an issue? The simple answer is yes, though it may not look like what you envisage working at height to be. Working at height can take many forms, such as working on a lock chamber or bridge to working on or near openings in the ground.

The Guidance Note includes:

  • What is working at height?
  • Examples of where you would expect to be working at height
  • CDM Regulations
  • Knowing When to Stop
  • Dos and Don’ts of working at height

Also, see the relevant Practical Restoration Handbook chapter and Toolbox Talk and Flowchart

Download the Working at Height Guidance Note

Safety Focus: Working at Height



Safety Toolkit: Resources