The Work At Height Regulations 2005 – A Brief Guide

08 May 2008

The UK based Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a brief guide to the Work at Height Regulations that came into effect in Europe in April. The guide outlines what companies must do to comply.

Dr Elizabeth Gibby, director of HSE's Injuries Reduction Programme, said, “This guidance is aimed principally at small businesses and those not familiar with the Work at Height Regulations.

“Some in the construction industry are concerned about what the Regulations mean for standards of work above two metres. These Regulations are aimed at maintaining and improving standards for all work at height. Standards for work above two metres will not change, they are simply being extended to work at any height.”

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