Working at height
Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of site deaths and major injuries.
You are working at height if you are in a place where, if there were no precautions in place, you could fall far enough to cause personal injury.
144 people died in the UK construction industry in the year 2017-18; 35 of these deaths were the result of a fall from height (HSE figures). That was 10 more than the previous year’s figure of 25 deaths due to falling from height.
Don’t be a statistic
More than 10 million workers in the UK are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of working at height every year.
- your work is planned
- you are properly trained
- you have the right equipment.
You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of yourself and others who may be affected by your actions. You must co-operate with us to comply with our health and safety requirements.
The law says you must
- report any safety hazard you spot
- use equipment and safety devices properly as instructed.
If you have a concern regarding working at height on your site, raise it with your supervisor or manager immediately. If you feel this is difficult,
- text the Be Safe number on 07876 448 119
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- use our whistleblowing form at www.vgcgroup.co.uk/whistle.