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Around 1 in 5 deaths in construction involve roof work.

Of those deaths and major injuries caused by roofing, falls from the roof through openings, off edges or through fragile surfaces are the main causes. Therefore, safe access to a roof requires careful planning, particularly where work progresses along the roof. One of the safest ways to access a roof is through the use of scaffolding.

Regulations exist through the Approved Document Part K in order to provide protection from falling, but it is vital that scaffolding companies employ operatives that are CISRS registered and CITB trained along with abiding with all the current health and safety legislation. After all, a safe and efficient scaffold service enables a project to run smoothly.

Here, Paul Haxell of IOSH outlines the risks of working at height and what mitigation steps should be taken, and V&S Scaffolding Services Ltd highlight their commitment to a safe environment.

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