Those who work at height should never forget that gravity is no respecter of persons. It affects everyone - too many times with disastrous consequences - resulting in serious, permanent injuries or death. All industry sectors are exposed to the risk presented by this hazard although the level of incidence varies considerably. It is essential for employers, the self-employed, and any person that controls the work of others (for example facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height) to be fully up-to-date with the Work at Height Regulations (NI) 2005 and appropriate guidance.
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