The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a brief guide to the Work at Height Regulations, which come into effect on 6 April.
Dr Elizabeth Gibby, director of HSE’s Injuries Reduction Programme, said: “This guidance is aimed principally at small businesses and those not familiar with the Work at Height Regulations. It gives an excellent short introduction to the new regulations and how to work at height safely.”
“Some in the construction industry are concerned about what the Regulations mean for standards of work above two metres,” she said. “These Regulations are aimed at maintaining and improving standards for all work at height. Standards for work above two metres will not change, they are simply being extended to work at any height.”
The guide is available on the HSE website.It will also be available free from HSE Books.