The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height brings together MPs and Peers with Government, industry leaders, trade associations, SMEs and contractors to raise awareness of the risks of working at height.
Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry.
The Group’s aim is to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.
Officers can be drawn from any political party and the House of Lords
This meeting will consider Scotland’s Fatal Accident Inquiry system, which requires mandatory investigations of deaths occurring in the workplace, and whether an equivalent system should be adopted UK-wide.
Breaking down the myths around falls from height, how they happen and where, this meeting will look to focus on the agricultural sector.
This meeting will focus on the power of technology and ways we can encourage greater use of new technology by small, micro and sole traders.
The APPG for Working at Height is being run in conjunction with the Access Industry Forum.