RR342 - Revision of body size criteria in standards - Protecting people who work at height

This report serves to describe a programme of work undertaken to consider whether the body size criteria in standards which are used to test Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety needed revision. It details the research methodology employed to ascertain a selection of anthropometric data of the working at height population, in order to accurately establish whether the dimensions and requirements of PPE test apparatus needs reviewing. This work is intended to improve safety measures for workers at height that use PPE and to further the knowledge about this population.

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 2021-04-19