Safety poster -Working at height:
Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury and the second most common cause of major injury to employees, accounting for 15% of all such injuries.
Work at height includes: The use of ladders, step-ladders, The use of scaffolding, The use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), The use of scaffold towers; Steeple jacking, rope access; Roof work and access to roofs; Work in lift shafts; Working near and access to pits and excavations;
The main hazards associated with work at heights are: People falling; Things falling onto people. These may occur as a result of inadequate edge protection or securing of people or equipment or due to structural collapse, e.g. caused by component failure or subsidence.