MPA’s Health & Safety Committee has launched a series of new resources that support Safe Working at Height, after identifying working at height as one of ‘the fatal 6’
Fatalities or life-changing injuries can still occur when a fall from height is less than two metres.
Guide to Safe Working at Height handbook
The Guide to Safe Working at Height handbook has been produced to outline ‘clear, simple and smart’ guidance about how the potential hazards associated with work at height activities can be either eliminated or mitigated.
Employee Guide for Working at Height Safely
This booklet provides advice for employees on how they can avoid danger and keep themselves and their colleagues safe by applying the hierarchy of control for all work at height activities.
MPQC Work at Height e-learning module
A free-to-access Work at Height e-learning module has been developed by MPQC.
Tony Entwistle, MPA’s Health and Safety manager said: “Even those companies who may think they have already rolled out this issue might consider re-auditing or repeating the campaign focus. Experience shows that either people begin to forget or changes aren’t fully embedded.
“Why not consider carrying out a company/site audit, working together with site staff to identify gaps and put together a scheme of planned improvements. Then, use the handbook, e-learning module and other resources to hold training sessions or discussions with your workforce and provide them with copies of the Employees’ guide. Even consider running a companywide campaign week.”
What are ‘the fatal 6’?
The fatal 6 are the high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents within the industry over the last decade.