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Working at height

Accessing and working at height are significant operational safety issues for many building services contractors. The ECA works with the HSE and other industry bodies and equipment providers, to help contractors and to ensure safe working practices.

Contractors will find a range of useful information and guidance on safe work at height on the HSE website. This website also features WAIT, the ‘Work at height Access equipment Information Toolkit’, which can help contractors to assess the risks and select the right equipment for the job.

This section includes information on leading access equipment organisations and providers.

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Work at Height - Safety Steps

(PDF, 372 kB)

Essential guidance for safety steps to take when working at height

Published 01 Nov 2019Last reviewed 11 Mar 2020

ECA Working at Height - Checklist C

(WORD, 38 kB)

This checklist covers some key factors to consider when carrying out a risk assessment under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH).

Published 16 Jan 2017Last reviewed 16 Jan 2017

Work At Height Short Duration Risk Assessment

(WORD, 44 kB)

Site-specific risk assessment forms A & B for short duration work at height