Under the Working at Height Regulations 2005, employers are required to ensure that any work carried out at height is properly planned, takes place in a way that, insofar as is reasonably practicable, is safe, and that employees carrying out this work are appropriately supervised. These regulations place upon employers a duty requiring them to avoid working at height as far as possible, or to otherwise take all suitable measure to prevent any employee who is working at height from falling a distance likely to result in injury. This legislation also deals with structures and equipment that is likely to be used when working at height, such as scaffolding, ladders and work platforms, and situations where individuals may be struck by falling objects.
The Regulatory and Compliance Lawyers at Wilford Smith are the perfect choice for those seeking guidance on their legal obligations under the Working at Height Regulations 2005. Our lawyers can work closely with you, providing guidance on complying with relevant health and safety regulatory frameworks as well as advice on managing health and safety issues and emergency planning. Should you be the subject of enforcement proceedings, our solicitors can provide you with legal support that is exceptionally strategic and results driven, ensuring that you are given clear, straight-forward and jargon-free advice throughout your dealings with the HSE or local authority.
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