The Work at Height Regulations purpose is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.
The regulations apply to employers and anyone who instructs/contracts others to work at height. All work at height should be adequately planned and performed by competent and trained people. The correct choice of equipment is extremely important in reducing the risks.
Altus Safety can provide expert assistance by means of a site survey or risk assessment. This could be for any project from a current new build to an existing building.
Altus Safety can provide either free surveys which are suitable for relatively small areas such as single roofs or commissioned surveys which can cover large or multiple sites. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with our staff for more information.
A risk assessment is the first step in protecting people:
Identify the hazards
Decide who might be harmed and how
Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
Record your significant findings
Review your assessment and update if necessary
As part of a survey we will work with you to identify your specific access requirements by looking at which fall protection systems are currently in place at the moment and whether they comply/are suitable for the tasks being undertaken safely. It is also important for us to understand how often access will be needed, what the competency of users is and number of the people accessing the areas at any one time.
Once the survey has been completed Altus Safety can provide a full report including images in an easy to understand document to inform you of our findings.
We can also include a detailed proposal of any actions that are needed, complete with information on solutions recommended, training and PPE for users, product compatibility with your building and roof, fixing details, design layouts as well as a cost estimate.
As part of the report we will also take into consideration the safe completion of any works we will need to carry out including access requirements, delivery of materials and current activities at the site.
Through communication with our clients we can then help with prioritising certain aspects of works to be undertaken to suit budgets as well as offering advice on short term safety options for areas to be protected at a later date.
Our flexible approach means that we can assist with bespoke solutions to the most complex height safety problems to ensure our clients are safe and compliant at all times.