RR234 - Improving health and safety in construction: Phase 2 - Depth and breadth: Volume 5 - Falls from height: Underlying causes and risk control in the construction industry
Describes a study into the underlying influences on, and control
of, falls from height in the construction industry. Three Influence
Network workshops were held with a wide range of delegates
representing key stakeholders. Analyses have given an insight into:
the underlying organisational and human factors influencing falls
from height; risk control measures; and their potential
effectiveness. These indicate that of the Direct influences on
falls from height, Competence, Situational awareness/risk
perception, Compliance, Environmental conditions, Operational
equipment and Safety equipment are primary influences. Of the
Organisational factors, Design for safe construction, Training,
Management/supervision and Safety culture are significant. At the
Policy level, key factors are Company culture and Safety
management. The Regulator and the Market are considered to be the
primary environmental influences on falls. Key areas for risk
reduction and management were also identified.
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