Falls caused by working from height, still time for a contractors point of view

The industry body for the safe use of mobile access towers, PASMA, is sponsoring a new group known as All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for working at height. The group launched their first official enquiry looking into the number of serious injuries and/or fatalities of those who had been working from a significant height or objects falling from a significant height in workplaces across the UK.

The inquiry is now open for interested stakeholders to submit their evidence that will add to a report containing recommendations on how to reduce the frequency of serious injury and fatalities. The APPG will consider evidence up until the 2nd of March 2018.

Chairwoman and Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss explained: “That 18 percent of people killed at work did so as a result of a fall from height is a shocking statistic. The APPG for Working at Height has brought together concerned MPs from several parties to investigate the reasons for falls from height and ensure current regulations are sufficient for protecting workers at height in the UK.”