Construction and civil engineering work presents a diverse range of situations for work at height. It is possible that every technique or working method might be used on a single site e.g. restraint, work positioning, fall arrest etc.
The construction sector is the origin of the most fatal accidents resulting from falls. Equipment used in construction is often treated very badly – proper inspection regimes are important, together with procedures for immediate rescue.
Remember to apply the work at height hierarchy when choosing suitable working methods and ensure that equipment is properly cared for. If suitable anchors are not available adjacent to the place of work, it may be necessary to install permanent anchors.
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