Why complying with the work at height regulations is so importantFebruary 02, 2020
All work at height in the UK is regulated by the Work at Height Regulations 2005, put in place to “prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height. You can read them here or for a summary read our blog, ‘what are the regulations around working at height’ here. Below we look at why complying is so important to you and your business.
Keep you safe
Everyone has a right to be safe while at work, and failure to comply with the regulations is failing to ensure just that – it puts everyone at risk. And it’s not only you and your employees, anyone passing by is at risk of harm if something goes wrong. Following the guidelines won’t stop every accident, some are unavoidable, but it will reduce the likelihood.
Prevent costly damage
Accidents don’t just hurt people; they cause expensive damage to equipment, buildings, and general surroundings as well. Staying safe and working within the confines of the regulations limits the likelihood of problems occurring, preventing you from having to spend your hard-earned profits on fixing breakages. It will also keep you from suffering delays and downtime because of out-of-action equipment.