Regrettably, falls from height remain the biggest single cause of deaths in the workplace and one of the largest causes of serious workplace injuries.
The Work at Height Regulations were introduced in 2005 to make sure that employers take steps to eliminate falls or reduce the risk of injury from falls through training, using the correct equipment and inspections.
Employers must carry out a risk assessment of all work at height operations and ensure that no work is undertaken if it can reasonably and practicably be avoided. If it can’t, the employer must ensure that the work is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a manner which is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe.
If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered an injury because your employer has not complied with Work at Height Regulations, then you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. Contact Paul Rooney Solicitors or fill out the form on the right and we will call you back.