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Working at Height

Each year in the air transport and aviation industry, HSE receives reports of employees injuring themselves after failing from a height.  Many of major injuries occur during:

General precautions to reduce the risk of a fall

These simple measures should help to reduce the risk of a fall.

Case Study – Virgin Atlantic – Maintenance Steps

This case study is provided by Virgin Atlantic on aircraft maintenance steps. The company identified that a number of accidents happened when using maintenance steps. By working with a manufacturer they have greatly improved the design and safety features to the steps.

Further information

Further information can be found in the following guidance prepared for HSE operational use:

Updated 2013-06-12