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Proposals for Work at Height Regulations

Consultation ended: 2 April 2004


The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) is currently seeking views on the draft Work at Height Regulations, which will implement the Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EC). It is anticipated that this document will attract a wide interest as the Regulations are intended to apply to any situation where work at height is carried out. Falls from height are the biggest single cause of fatal injuries, and the second biggest cause of major injuries, caused by accidents at work - and it is hoped that these Regulations will help to make a substantial impact on the problem.

We hope that you will find the time to read this Consultative Document (CD) and let us have your opinions: either by completing the MS Word document and e-mailing it to us at or by filling in the hard version of the questionnaire at the end of the CD.

Updated 2009-05-28