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.

The Research Report Series are produced in Adobe Acrobat. The use of the latest version of the software is recommended which is available at the Adobe website via the link on this page.

Assistance in the use of Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our FAQs page.

Updated 2021-04-16