Welcome To the

All-Party parliamentary group on working at height

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.

APPG Officers

Officers can be drawn from any political party and the House of Lords

Chair & Registered Contact

Staying Alive:
Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities while Working at Height by Stopping Fall

The report made four recommendations and two areas for further consultation


Opportunities for further consultation

Group documents

Minutes of the 20 April 2021 meeting of the APPG on Working at Height

Minutes of the 9 September 2020 meeting of the APPG on Working at Height

Minutes of the 3 June 2020 meeting of the APPG on Working at Height

Minutes of the 28 January 2020 meeting of the APPG on Working at Height

Minutes of the 23 October 2019 meeting of the APPG on Working at Height 


Income and Expenditure statement Jan 2020 – Jan 2021 – APPG on Working at Height

Upcoming Events

Meeting with Sarah Newton, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive

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 Charter

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.

The case for enhanced RIDDOR reporting

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.

How a digital technology strategy can help prevent working at height fatalities

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.

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The APPG for Working at Height is being run in conjunction with the Access Industry Forum.