Falls from height are a frequent cause of death and serious injury. Working on roofs presents a number of risks including falls from unprotected edges and falls through fragile materials. These risks don’t just affect construction workers, others who may be at risk include people carrying out repair, cleaning and maintenance work, surveyors and others.
The HSE have published and updated version of their guidance book HSG33 Health and safety in roof work.
This fifth edition of the guide updates the fourth edition that was published in 2012 and contains guidance on how to plan and work safely on roofs. This also includes some guidance for people not directly carrying out work on a roof, such as clients, designers and specifiers.
The latest edition of the guide can be downloaded from the HSE’s website at: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg33.htm
Please speak to your normal PIB Risk management contact or get in touch using firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about managing the risks associated with any working at height activities carried out by your employees.