Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry.
The Ladder Association, along with all members of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), is sponsoring the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, which launched its first official enquiry into the number of serious injuries and fatalities resulting from falls from height and falling objects in the UK workplace. The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.
All 11 member organisations of the AIF believe there are a range of issues that urgently need to be addressed to help reduce these alarming figures. These include: better collection of statistics relating to workplace falls; more in-depth investigations; raising awareness of the dangers of working at height; and the need to choose the most appropriate piece of access equipment for the task at hand.
Read the full report on the AIF website.