Working at Height Regulations and Ladder Safety



Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The purpose of WAHR is to prevent death and injury from a fall from height.


£850,000 FINE after worker falls from ladder


An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company’s system for planning work at height was inadequate in that it failed to ensure that work was carried out in a safe manner. Windows were found to be not routinely installed from the inside and ladders were used in a way that constituted serious risk. Additionally, there was no system of monitoring or supervision in place and operatives were left to their own devices.

H.P.A.S. Limited trading as Safestyle UK, of Style House, Eldon Place, Bradford, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £850,000 with £1,083 in costs.



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CWE Training are working to create Working at Height awareness by using ladder association trained instructors 


This course is aimed at anyone in a trade or industry who has to work at height and the selection of the appropriate piece of access and work equipment. It looks in depth at ladder selection and safety and shows why ladders may not always be appropriate but when they are how to use them safely.


The Ladder Association is the voice of the industry and its message is clear and precisely the same as the HSE….. Ladders are not banned in the workplace, so if it's right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and use it safely.

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