Putting safety first
Working at heights is defined as working in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.
An employee is working at height if they:
- work above ground/floor level
- could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or
- could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.
Working at height workers include telecom engineers, window cleaners, roofers, miners and riggers.
The Working at Height Regulations 2005 state that all employees who work at height should receive a medical assessment. This is intended to reduce the risk of falls and injury. To enable you to comply with these regulations, we can carry out a medical assessment to establish if any pre-existing medical conditions or prescribed medication is likely to have an effect on the person’s ability to work at height.