Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy

Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Some key issues of the Work at Height Regulations and what we need to consider. www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy

Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Construction Fatal Accidents Collapse 10.3% Handling 0.5% Transport 11.1% Substance 0.3% Trip 0.3% Electricity 5.8% Struck By 13.3%

Walk Into 0.3% Machinery 2.1% Other 4.2% Other Fall 4.2% High Fall 47.5% www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision

An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients A Look Back Total Deaths in 1953 1963 1973 1983 1993 2003 2013 www.ohs.co.uk % Change in a Decade UK Construction 248 247 231 118

91 70 ?? 0% Factories Act & Construction Regs 6% 49% HASW Act 1974 22% 22% CDM 1994 ?? [email protected] Regs Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision

An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients The Working at Height Regulations 2005 www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What is Work at Height?

Any workplace at height; at, above or below ground level where persons could be injured if they were to fall Could also be access (entry) and egress (exit) to that place www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What is Work at Height? Erecting false/formwork

Working from ladders Working on formwork within an excavation Working adjacent to open excavations Working from bandstands www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What is NOT Work at Height?

Walking up/down stairs Working in upper floors of offices or cabins Machine operators, in their seats Sitting in a chair www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Who Needs to Comply?

Employers Self Employed Employees Controllers of the way Work at Height is undertaken (Principal Contractors, Clients, Contractors) www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients

Key Points Work at Height Hierarchy Avoid Prevent Reduce www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients

Key Points Select correct work equipment Select collective fall prevention measures (Work platforms, guardrails) Collective distance mitigation (Airbags, nets) Personal distance mitigation (Fall restraint, arrest) www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients

What do the Regs Require? Plan and organise all work at height Personnel working at height to be competent Assess risks from working at height Select and use appropriate work equipment Control risks from fragile surfaces Inspect and maintain equipment used in work at height www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision

An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Planned? www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Planned?

www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients PLANNED/RIGHT EQUIPMENT/COMPETENT ? www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients PLANNED/RIGHT EQUIPMENT/COMPETENT ? www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge

Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What Causes Accidents? Over 60% of fatal accidents are attributable, to some extent, to decisions taken before starting 35% design www.ohs.co.uk 28% planning Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What is COMPETENCE? The experience, knowledge and appropriate qualifications to enable workers to identify risks arising from a situation and the measures needed to be taken www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Therefore: Train workers in work at height: MEWP operators Net riggers Consider formal training on safe work procedures when working at height, not just on-the-job training www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Risk Assessment Approach Identify work at height hazards Who will be at risk; and how? Evaluate risks: Are you doing enough? Do you need to do more? Record and review www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Risk Assessment Approach Consider the: Activity and equipment to be used Duration and location; consider hazards Environment (weather, lighting) Existing work surfaces (condition, stability) Physical capabilities of workforce (vertigo sufferers) www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients What You Need to Work at Height? Plan in advance, consider selection and use of work equipment Supervision Weather conditions Emergency/rescue procedures www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Work Platforms? A work platform is now defined as: Virtually any surface from which work is carried out, such as a roof, scaffold platform, MEWP, or the treads of a stepladder www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy

Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Air mats in domestic housing sector

www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Hierarchy of Control Duty holders must: Avoid work at height where possible Use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls during work at height Where the risk of a fall cannot be eliminated, use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and

consequences of a fall www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Can Work at Height be Avoided? Consider the activity Can you modify? E.g. Erect guardrails on false work at ground level,

Work from underneath, Assemble at ground level then lift into place www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Working at Height Control Measures Collective Measures: Protect more than one person at any one time Passive ( no further action needed by users) Takes priority over personal measures www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Working at Height Control Measures Personal Measures: Relies upon PPE Only protects the user Active (user must take further action for them to be effective) www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293

OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy

Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk

Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients No visible damage to ladders; Unpainted - so damage is not masked; Secured to scaffold; Extending 1.1.m above and with a rung level with the platform; Standing on base of the stiles,

not supported on rungs. Right way up - reinforcement underneath the rungs; www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk

Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients Inspection & Maintenance of Equipment Ladders to be constructed to BS 2037 (Aluminium), BS 1129 (Wood): Class 1 Industrial Standard or BS EN 131 Ladder inspections recorded on weekly time sheets Ladder tag system in place All MEWPs in use to have up to date LOLER Certificate Safety Harness Inspection procedure

www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients THINK!! 5 SECONDS OF SAFETY 1. Is what I am doing safe? 2. What could go wrong 3. Who could be Injured

4. What Improvements could be made to make the job safer 5. Consider the overall consequences if you carry on and ignore any problems identified IF IN DOUBT, STOP! Seek Assistance/Advice www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients

"EVERY WEEK ONE OF US DI ES" www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients

Summary 1. Plan the Work at Height. 2. Ensure all staff are competent to carry out the tasks assigned to them. 3. Consider using the Risk Assessment approach. 4. Select the appropriate work equipment. 5. Control the risks. 6. Ensure all Work at Height equipment is inspected and maintained & relevant documentation is up to date. www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision

An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients END www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk

Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge Health Safety and Environmental Management The Compliance Consultancy Delivering the vision An incident and injury free environment for all OHS clients www.ohs.co.uk Contact OHS on: 0800 834293 OHS Safe in the Knowledge

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