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Work at Height Risk Insight

Work at height is defined as any place of work, where, if precautions are not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. For many years, work at height has been the primary cause of workplace fatalities in the UK. Prevention of falls from height is very often simple to achieve by ensuring that the work is properly planned, supervised, those involved are competent and that the correct equipment is used.
Document type: Risk Standards & Guidance
Last updated: 10 June 2022
First published: 21 October 2021
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