Some Brief Notes On Working At Height

If you’re a worker who is exposed to risky situations or environments, such as working at height. Many people are unaware what working at height actually means – it means working at any place which is above or below ground level, from which a person could be injured if they fell from it.


Some common examples of activities which can be considered as working at height include the following:

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


If you have to do any of these kinds of jobs, it’s a good idea to ensure that you do the following things in order to safely work at height.

  • You should ensure that you find a competent individual to carry out risk assessments for working at heights and ensure that you plan and organize it well also.
  • You need to follow the general principles of prevention for managing risks from work at height. Do the necessary things to avoid, prevent or reduce the risks of working at height.
  • You should also make sure and choose the right work equipment, as well as collective measures necessary for the prevention of falls. Do this before you use other measure that may only provide fall-arrest or merely lower the distance and consequences of a fall.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today Bottom of Form.





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