If you are searching for falling from a height advice, the first thing you need to know is that the Work at Height Regulations 2005 place duties on all those involved in projects that involve working at a height, including employers, employees and independent contractors. However, employers are the ones who must ensure that all employees involved in working at height are competent, that the project is properly organised, that all risks are assessed and controlled as work progresses and that appropriate safety equipment is selected, inspected and provided to all workers.
Additional responsibilities of employers
In order to conform with the relevant regulations, your employer must ensure that all work at height is properly planned and supervised at all times and they must develop a plan for emergencies and rescue. Furthermore, they must postpone work if weather conditions become a danger to health and safety. If, regardless of the precautions your employer takes, the risk relating to a potential fall from a height cannot be eliminated, they must provide special equipment, such as guardrails, fall restraints, safety netting, and airbags, which can prevent falls from occurring. In addition, they must train you to identify potential risks, avoid falling and minimise injuries should you fall.
If you are not fully competent to work at height; for instance, you are currently completing work at height training, your employer must designate a competent worker to supervise you. From your side, you have the responsibility to use the most suitable equipment for the work you are carrying out. When selecting from different pieces of equipment, give collective protection priority over personal protection measures. If no-one supervises you, make sure that you take account of the working conditions and the possible risks to the safety of your colleagues.
Have you sustained an injury from working at height?
If your answer to this question is “yes,” do not let a fall shatter your life. We at Accident Advice Helpline are ready to provide competent falling from a height advice. Regardless of whether your accident relates to inadequate training, poor working conditions or inadequate safety measures, we can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve from your employer.
Since working at height is particularly dangerous, your employer must have taken extra care to avoid the possibility of a fall. If they have failed to provide proper protection, don’t forget that you are the one left with serious injuries that may be life-changing and trauma that may stay with you for the rest of your life. Therefore, it is your legal right to fight for compensation.
We have already helped numerous people file compensation claims for having been injured as the result of falling from a height and we can do the same for you. Whatever your injury, be it related to a fall through fragile roofing materials or to a fall caused by inadequate or missing protective equipment, we can help you build a case against your employer, who should have done more to protect you.
The solicitors working at Accident Advice Helpline have extensive knowledge and experience dealing with falls from height compensation claims. Remember, we are here to help you make a successful compensation claim for the injuries you have suffered. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim. Both numbers are free of charge, so get in touch now!
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown