Government Overhauls Working at Height Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height.  This is part of the Government's plan to update over-complicated regulations which are seen to waste businesses' time and money.

 

Key changes to the HSE guidance for working at height will include:

– providing simple advice about do’s and don’ts when working at height to ensure people are clear on what the law requires

– busting some of the persistent myths about health and safety law, such as the banning of ladders when they can still be used

– offering targeted advice to helping business in different sectors manage serious risks sensibly and proportionately

– helping workers to be clearer about their own responsibilities for working safely.

 

More information on the overhaul can be found at www.gov.uk