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Does your organisation have employees that use stepladders, ladders, scaffolds, mobile elevating work platforms and work on or have to
access to structures or rooftops?

If so, then the Work at Height Regulations apply to you.

Do your employees know about the risks they run in working at height and the systems of work that are required to keep them safe?

Do they know how to identify obvious defects in workplaces they might visit while working at height?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above then your organisation may be in breach of the Work at Height Regulations and could be prosecuted
or fined or be exposed to significant legal claims.

The provision of training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your company. Falls from height account
for one death every week. In addition, there are seven major injuries resulting in broken bones or being unable to carry out normal working
duties every day due to a fall from height. Remarkably, two thirds of people with major injuries have fallen from a height of less than two
metres.

WORKING AT HEIGHT from Insight 2 aims to help your organisation be legally compliant with the Work at Height Regulations.

It’s designed to promote a culture within your business that encourages everyone to consider the risks associated with working at height, and
follow safe procedures while undertaking work.

				
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