HSE (GB) Safety Alert - Pop-up toilets: Risk of crushing

Date published: 19 June 2023

HSE has issued a safety alert after an incident where a worker was killed when working underneath a raised telescopic pop-up toilet.

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There is a risk of people being crushed when they are underneath a raised, unpropped pop-up toilet.

There’s potential danger from:

  • the lowering of a raised pop-up toilet during cleaning, maintenance or inspection activity
  • intentional or unintentional access to the chamber underneath a raised, unpropped pop-up toilet

Designers, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, and anyone providing information for, or carrying out, cleaning, maintenance or inspection of pop-up toilets must manage risk during work.

To view the full safety alert please click on the link below:

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