I’m unaware of the last time working-at-height safety was a government priority. But last month the UK Government issued a call for advice on this very topic.
More specifically, a committee investigating working-at-height injuries and fatalities put out a statement, through an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height, seeking information to understand fatal fall causes and solutions.
The committee is concerned that falls from height, and falling objects, account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry, according to the APPG.
“The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work,” it says.
For now, the APPG is asking industry players to provide answers to eight simple questions, such as ‘what are the primary reasons for falls?’ or ‘are there specific measures you believe are necessary?’
As a business committed to improving operational safety through improved personal protective equipment management, at Papertrail we are naturally delighted that this issue has been taken up by the UK administration.
And we are keen to spread the word so the APPG gets as much support as it can from industries employing working-at-height practices.
To get involved, take a look at the APPG’s questions and submit your responses by March 2, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org or Working At Height APPG, 32-34 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2DB.
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