The role of the HSE in work at heightFebruary 15, 2020
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the Government agency responsible for regulating health and safety at work, and in terms of work at height, enforcing the Work at Height Regulations 2005. You can find out more about them here or read on to find out more.
What is the HSE’s role in work at height?
The HSE have various roles in managing work at height which we summarise below.
The HSE provides information, advice, and guidance to help everyone working at height understand what they need to do to comply with the law and keep safe while at work. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 a brief guide is an excellent example of documents they produce, but you’ll find plenty more information on their website, including industry-specific advice.
The HSE work closely with trade organisations, professional bodies, unions, businesses, stakeholders, and anyone else involved in work at height to ensure everyone keeps a strong focus on safety. It conducts consultations and prepares proposals for regulations and codes of practices.