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Risky definitions when working at height

Jun 24, 2019 | HSE News

David Pojur, health and safety barrister at St John’s Buildings Chambers, comments on the risky definitions of roles when working at height, and the potential implications when corners are cut When working at height, the identification of roles by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has never been more relevant. Contracted roofers account for nearly 25% of all those killed when working at height. The work is obviously high risk, so why is the figure for fatalities so high? The links in the chain, from client to contractor or roofer, are not as straightforward in law as it seems. The HSE Guidance applies equally to a small domestic project as it does to large-scale endeavours such as HS2. See more