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Important Information

The WAIT tool provides basic guidance and information to help you decide what type of access equipment may be suitable for the planned work at height depending on a variety of factors.

The WAIT tool is not intended to cover all types of access equipment tool and only covers some of the most common types of access equipment.

It will generate an outcome on the basis of a variety of factors and list the various equipment that it recognises.

Using the WAIT tool is not compulsory, but the guidance it produces is intended to give you practical advice on how to comply with the law.

You may need to adjust the guidance generated by the WAIT tool if the work at height you are planning involves some unusual elements; for example, site-specific conditions. When planning work at height, you should also bear in mind that the selection of appropriate access equipment is only one aspect that you will need to consider when preparing a proper risk assessment and method of work.