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Risk Essentials - Falling object protection

Work at height brings with it the very obvious hazard of falls from height. However, the risk of using tools and equipment at height is sometimes overlooked. In order to prevent objects from being dropped from height, it is important to adopt a strategy that endeavors to eliminate the potential for such events occurring and, when this isn’t possible, to reduce the risk to the lowest possible and practical level.
Document type: Risk Standards & Guidance
Last updated: 22 October 2021
First published: 21 October 2021