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Preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MPs will debate serious injury and fatalities while working at height, on Thursday 2 May at 1.30pm in Westminster Hall. Alison Thewliss MP will open the debate.

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Working at height can be a necessary feature of some work and presents many risks to those undertaking it. Work carried out at height is specifically governed by the Work at Height Regulations 2005, whilst the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 provides the legislative framework for occupational health and safety in the UK. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height published a report[1] in February 2019. It provides discussion on the regulatory context, case studies of good practice and makes a number of recommendations with the view to provide further improvement in the height sector.

 

[1] Staying alive: preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height, All-Party Parliamentary Group on working at height, February 2019

 

Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0103

Authors: Bukky Balogun; Alex Adcock

Topic: Industrial health and safety

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