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Height – activity above floor level

Height – activity above floor level

This is a very common area for an accident and it is important that we plan what we do above the ground, even if it just means getting something stable to stand on to reach a top shelf, or getting someone else to help.

Doing maintenance or repair work around the premises or even accessing equipment for a troop night or camp needs to be thought about. Some simple ways to control our risk might be:

  • Avoid being at height (e.g. lower a flagpole to paint it).

  • Use a working platform with guard rails and toe boards (appropriate for long periods of maintenance work).

  • Use ladders or stepladders…subject to risk assessment and only for light work for short periods of time.

Falls from Height

Refer to the following