Work at Height Regulations 2005


Barbour download: Guide to working at height

Work at any height can cause injury; a fall from a height of just one or two steps can cause serious injury. Read More

Change afoot for work at height?

Laura White, Associate at Pinsent Masons LLP, says stakeholders should act now, rather than wait for the likely reform in working at height regulations. Read More

Worker broke back in roof fall

An employee was seriously injured after falling through a fragile roof while carrying out building work. Read More

Working at height: Electrical contractor in court for uncovered floor hatches

An Aberdeen electrical company which was contracted to rewire and install new heating systems in Aberdeenshire Council properties has been fined for failing to put in place adequate barriers and physical warning signs around open floor hatches in a residential property. Read More

Work at height: £150k fine for firm that got it wrong

A repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell from two metres while working on a roof. Read More

Scaffolding in high winds: HSE offers reminder of obligation in light of Storm Gareth

High winds have led to the collapse of two large sections of scaffolding in London. Read More

Ladder safety: £34k fine after worker fell from ladder

A worker who fell six metres from a ladder sustained multiple fractures to the neck, back, ribs, and hip, plus head injuries and a collapsed lung. Read More

Construction firms fined after worker killed in fall from height

Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Read More

Building contractor fined after fall

A 22-year-old worker had been working on the roof of a farm building when he fell through a skylight, over four metres, onto the concrete floor below. Read More

Company director sentenced following nephew’s death

Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbeldon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day in hospital. Read More



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