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Government Overhaul of Guidance on Working at Height

Scaffolding on buildingFalls from height remain one of the biggest causes of serious workplace injury in the UK, with more than 40 people killed and 4,000 suffering major injuries every year.

As part of the Government’s drive to save businesses time and money by eliminating unnecessary red tape and instead providing clear and easy-to-use advice on protecting workers, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reviewed its published guidance on working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

The guidance, which includes industry-specific information on working at height, can be found on the HSE website.