Systems for working at heights

Safety should always remain a top priority on site, especially when working at heights. 

Working at heights remains a high risk activity, with falling from above ground level being a major cause of injuries and fatal accidents.

Raising safety awareness amongst the workforce and giving toolbox talks should be reinforced with safety systems, adequate training and modern equipment.

Examples of systems in place for operatives working at heights include:

  • A rapid edge protection system (EPS) was used to prevent falls;
  • Crane rescue training was carried out with a rescue team established;
  • A climbing wall has been installed as part of a safety training regime, enabling operatives to be aware of the effects of working at height.

Footer Reference

Monitor Report, 20 Fenchurch Street, London, June 2014; Monitor Report, Costain, London, October 2014


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