This information sheet gives guidance on the use of retractable type fall arresters for work at height. These products are commonly known as fall arrest blocks in Europe and self retracting lifelines (SRL’s) in North America. Another term often used is ‘inertia reels’.
This information sheet gives guidance on the use of retractable type fall arresters for work at height.
This leaflet is intended to provide guidance on the interpretation of Regulation 12 of the Work at Height Regulations, 2005 (WAHR).
It offers general advice on inspection regimes for personal equipment used to provide protection against falls from a height and is intended to give information on the frequency, procedure and level of detail of inspection and the type of records which must be kept.
This information sheet gives guidance on the use of energy absorbing lanyards for work at height. Several safety issues have been raised with respect to these products, as follows; clearance distance below anchor points, methods of use of twin energy absorbing lanyards, the use of energy absorbing lanyards for restraint purposes, the effects the weight of the user may have on the performance of energy absorbers and degradation and limited lifespan of lanyards.
This leaflet is intended to provide guidance on emergency planning and the provision of rescue resources for work at height, either for rescue of an incapacitated person by others, or self evacuation of an individual without additional assistance.
This leaflet is intended to provide guidance on carrying out periodic examination on class A1 Anchor Devices to BS EN 795 in accordance with the recommendations of BS 7883:2005.
It offers general advice about the types of issues which should be considered. It does not give information detailed guidance on specific procedures or indicate whether individual methods might be preferable.
This information sheet is a reference guide to sources of information relating to work at height in a wide range of industries. It has been compiled with considerable assistance from HSE’s Construction Division Technology Unit to which we offer thanks.
This guidance note gives guidance on the selection, use, maintenance and inspection of anchor devices for work at height that meet the requirement for PPE to be subjected to a prescribed assessment procedure and CE marked as contained in the Council Directive 89/686/EEC (The Personal Protective Equipment Directive) which was enacted in UK law by The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations.
This guidance note gives guidance on the selection, use, maintenance and inspection of connectors for work at height. These products are commonly known as karabiners or snaphooks.
This leaflet is designed to give guidance on deadweight anchors certified to BS EN 795 Class E: 2012 and in accordance with the recommendations of BS 7883: 2005.
It offers general advice about the types of issues surrounding the selection and use of the deadweight anchors and offers guidance on preferable methods of use.
This guidance note gives guidance to those personnel who may find themselves the senior person (manager) at a location following an incident resulting in a medical emergency.
This guidance note give guidance on the dangers and risk consideration, regulations, training, selection of equipment and required procedures related to working or accessing a confined space.