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RR201 - Recidivist risk takers who work at height

Assesses the reasons why individuals take risks when working at height and suggests that some people have a higher sensation-seeking tendency and, hence, risk taking propensity. Based on detailed interviews with a mixture of those who had suffered injury as a result from falling from height; those who work at height but have not suffered a fall and those who supervise the work. The research identifies a range of interventions aimed at reducing risk taking behaviour and the obstacles to implementing these techniques.

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Updated 2010-03-19