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Work at Height Regulations 2005. Falls Program. Reduce death and major injuries from falls from height. HSC/ HSE targets 10% reduction in death and major injuries by 2010. Working with sectors were falls are an issue ; Caretakers Facilities Management Companies Maintenance fitters.

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    1. Work at Height Regulations 2005 Hansen – Managing Safely

    2. Falls Program • Reduce death and major injuries from falls from height. • HSC/ HSE targets 10% reduction in death and major injuries by 2010. • Working with sectors were falls are an issue; • Caretakers • Facilities Management Companies • Maintenance fitters Hansen – Managing Safely

    3. Summary • The Work at Height Regulations • Background • Scope • Managing risks from work at height • Selecting the right equipment • Other Requirements Hansen – Managing Safely

    4. Background: Statistics • Biggest Killer 67 Fatal Accidents 2003/04 • 4340 Major Accidents 2003/04 • Until this year always 2nd biggest cause of major accidents • 60% of all major injuries caused by ‘low falls’ (below 2mtrs) Hansen – Managing Safely

    5. Falls from Height 2004/04 Hansen – Managing Safely

    6. Background : Objectives • Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EC) • Bring existing legislation together into risk based regulation • Maintain and improve standards Hansen – Managing Safely

    7. Current position • Came into force on 6 April 2005 • No transitional period proposed • Regulations consolidate goodpractice • Challenge to communicate the WAH message effectively Hansen – Managing Safely

    8. WAH Regulations: Overview • Scope • Risk assessment/organisation/planning • Avoid – Prevent – Minimise • Select the right Work Equipment • Other Precautions • Key messages Hansen – Managing Safely

    9. Scope: What is work at height? • Work in any place from which a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury • Includes • access and egress • work at or below ground level; • but not stairways or slips or trips on the level Hansen – Managing Safely

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    11. Scope: What Sectors are covered? • Covers all industries: e.g. construction, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, maintenance,warehouse etc; but not those paid to lead or train climbing and caving • Duty holders are: • Employers; • Self-employed; and • Those in control of people at work, to the extent of their control Hansen – Managing Safely

    12. Organisation, Planning, Competence • Work at height should be • Properly planned • Appropriately supervised • Not carried out if weather conditions jeopardise health and safety • Those working at height should be • competent or if being trained supervised by a competent person Hansen – Managing Safely

    13. Organisation, Planning, Competence Hansen – Managing Safely

    14. Risk Assessment • Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations • Do a risk assessment Hansen – Managing Safely

    15. Avoid - Prevent - Minimise • Avoid work at height • if you don’t have to go up there DON’T! • Prevent falls • use an existing place or means of access • Use the most suitable way of working • Select the most suitable equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    16. Avoid work at height Hansen – Managing Safely

    17. Avoid work at height Hansen – Managing Safely

    18. Use an existing place or means of access Hansen – Managing Safely

    19. Use an existing place or means of access Hansen – Managing Safely

    20. Use an existing place or means of access Hansen – Managing Safely

    21. Select the most suitable equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    22. Select the most suitable equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    23. Avoid – Prevent - Minimise • Minimise the distance and consequences • Minimise the consequences • Take other measures to prevent injury eg instruction, information and training Hansen – Managing Safely

    24. Minimise the consequences Hansen – Managing Safely

    25. Minimise the consequences Hansen – Managing Safely

    26. Other Measures Hansen – Managing Safely

    27. Other Measures Hansen – Managing Safely

    28. Other Measures Hansen – Managing Safely

    29. Other Measures Hansen – Managing Safely

    30. Other Measures Hansen – Managing Safely

    31. Select the right equipment • Collective protection before personal protection • Select guardrails/working platforms before personal fall prevention (eg work restraint) • Select nets/airbags before personal fall arrest Hansen – Managing Safely

    32. Collective protection Hansen – Managing Safely

    33. Collective protection Hansen – Managing Safely

    34. Personal protection Hansen – Managing Safely

    35. Choice equipment - Lanyard Hansen – Managing Safely

    36. Choice equipment - Lanyard Hansen – Managing Safely

    37. Rescue Hansen – Managing Safely

    38. Rescue Hansen – Managing Safely

    39. Select the right equipment • Working conditions • Access and Egress • Distance and consequences of a fall • Duration and frequency of use/task • Ease of rescue/evacuation • Risk of use, installation and removal of equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    40. Types of Work Equipment • Guardrails • Working platforms (scaffolds/MEWPS etc) • Nets/Airbags • Personal Fall Protection systems • Ladders Hansen – Managing Safely

    41. Ladder Use • Risk assessment must justify use; • Low risk, • Short duration, • Or Site conditions dictate • Follow good practice Hansen – Managing Safely

    42. Other Requirements • Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces • Prevent Falling Objects • Warn about Danger Areas • Inspect work equipment • Persons at work should • Follow instructions and training • Advise employer of hazards/risks to health and safety Hansen – Managing Safely

    43. Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces Hansen – Managing Safely

    44. Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces Hansen – Managing Safely

    45. Warn about danger areas Hansen – Managing Safely

    46. Inspect work equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    47. Inspect work equipment Hansen – Managing Safely

    48. Communication • What HSE have done • What HSE would like you to do • How will HSE know if they are getting it right? Hansen – Managing Safely

    49. HSE Key Message • If you follow good practice you should be doing enough to comply • Do a risk assessment, plan and organise your work properly • Follow the hierarchy: avoid – prevent minimise • Choose the right equipment - select collective protection before personal • Guide supported by Industry Specific Guidance. Hansen – Managing Safely

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