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Trail: Spot the difference? Proposals for the new Work at Height Regulations - Bill Callaghan - Chair, HSC - responds

Mr Guy Proctor
Editor, Trail
Emap Active Ltd,
Bretton Court
Peterborough PE3 8DZ

19 March 2004


The April Edition of 'Trail' carried a feature 'Spot the difference?'

Mountain leaders, the outdoor education sector and your readers would have been alarmed, as I was, by your account of the proposals for the new Work at Height Regulations. Here are the facts.

Successful regulation is only achieved through partnership. HSE has recently committed £20k of its research money into working with the sector to demonstrate how existing best practice already meets these regulations.

The outdoor sector is exemplary in its standards and best practice and has an excellent safety record. If these are followed then those working in outdoor activities should have nothing to fear from the new Regulations.

Yours sincerely


Chair, Health and Safety Commission

Updated 2013-01-23