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asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

At what height is a person considered to be working at height?

General work at height
Work at height means work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. You are working at height if you: work above ground/floor level. could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or.

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In this manner, what is the minimum height for working at height?

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 protect staff and others against risks to their health and safety while working at height. Previous regulations defined "Work at Height" as being at least two metres high above ground level.

One may also ask, what is the OSHA standard for working at heights? OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.

Similarly one may ask, what height is classed as working at height?

'Working at height' means working in a place where a person could be injured by falling from it, even if it is at or below ground level. Working at Height Regulations applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.

What are 3 places you might be working at heights?

Working at Height

  • Working on trestles.
  • Working on a flat roof.
  • Erecting false work or formwork.
  • Working on a ladder.
  • Working at ground level adjacent to an excavation;
  • Working on formwork within an excavation.
  • Working near or adjacent to fragile materials.

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