Male worker using rope access for industrial tasks at height which emphasises the importance of proper training and following instructions for safety.

 

Working at height is an essential part of many industries, but it can be very dangerous. If you don’t have the right training or experience, you could injure yourself or someone else. That’s why it’s important to get the right training and instruction before you start any work at height. 

This training will help you understand all the safety precautions that are in place and how to use them properly. It also provides you with guidance on how to use any equipment that’s needed for your job. In this blog, we look at the importance of getting relevant training and following all instructions before working at height.   

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Liability

If your company doesn’t provide adequate training to employees carrying out work at height, you could be liable for any personal injury or death that occurs. In some cases, you may even face criminal prosecution. 

Let’s take the example of the employee who fell from Eastgate Shopping Centre in January 2023. Asked to take down Christmas decorations, the man was not wearing a harness and had been instructed by his employer to climb up onto the roof without one. He was later taken to Royal London Hospital after suffering ‘serious injuries’. This is just one example, but it highlights the importance of receiving the appropriate level of training to mitigate any risks.

Preventing Accidents

As we can see from above, work at height is not something to be taken lightly. Accidents can be devastating, both to the employee and their family, but also to the company they work for. In addition to being potentially fatal, falls from height can cause long-term injuries that can affect someone’s ability to work and live their lives the way they want to. They can also have long-lasting effects on businesses, both financially and reputationally.

Working At Height? Consider A Scaffolding Tower

Ultimately, employees who are working at height must be trained to use the correct equipment and follow the right procedures. However, the quality of the equipment they are using is just as important. A scaffold tower is a safe way to work at height, coming with anti-slip decks and double-height guardrail braces, creating a more solid and robust feel to the tower. 

For more information on how scaffolding towers can help you, contact us today.

 

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