When will we get working at height right?
Safety advice notice: 58
Brian Parker, our Business Development Manager, Technical Support, is the sub group Chairman of IPAF's 'Spread the Load' working group, which is working under the direction of the IPAF UKCC (UK Country Council).
He has now been tasked with updating the IPAF guidance to bring clarity and standardisation to the industry.
His work will also involve ensuring that the guidance also considers wheeled and tracked MEWPs.
Brian Parker discusses the dangers of working at height and how some companies and employee’s failure to comply with the ‘The Work at Height Regulations 2005’ has resulted in serious injury and even death. The paper goes onto discuss how the ‘Hierarchy of protection’ should always be followed when planning for any working at height to minimise risk of working at height.