ACR welcomes HSE launch of overhaul of work at height guidance

The ACR welcomes the overhaul of guidance on working at height by HSE which was launched on 28 January 2014, as part of the governments long-term economic plan to abolish or improve outdated, burdensome or over-complicated regulations which waste businesses time and money. More than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. Roofwork is one of these jobs. Falls are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury at work.

Now the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for such activity, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and importantly debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.