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
We will be hearing from Sarah Newton about the Health and Safety Executive’s current work to prevent workplace deaths including the new Discovering Safety campaign. We will also be considering how the HSE can work with industry to ensure the campaign is a success and what more may need to be done to prevent workplace deaths.
The No Falls Foundation will speak about its upcoming No Falls Charter, a unique initiative that embodies best practice and will allow organisations to prevent falls from height. The meeting will focus on the aims of the Charter as well as explore the importance of reporting near misses.
July’s meeting will focus on the benefits of enhanced reporting, the APPG on Working at Height’s headline recommendation. We will consider ways to make the strongest case to government to support the change to RIDDOR reporting.
The meeting will consider the power of technology in preventing serious injuries and fatalities while working at height. We will discuss the ways in which we can encourage greater use of technology throughout the working at height sector in order to save lives.