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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.

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

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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

Recommendations

  • Enhanced RIDDOR reporting without an additional burden on industry
  • Appointment of a confidential reporting body for all near misses and accidents that do not qualify for RIDDOR reporting
  • Extension of Working Well Together safety campaigns to industries outside construction sector
  • An equivalent system to Scotland's Fatal Accident Inquiry process to be extended to the rest of the UK

Opportunities for further consultation

  • Creation of a digital tecnology strategy, including tax relief to enable SME's and sole traders to invest in new technology
  • A major review of work at height culture, including an investigation into the suitability of legally binding finacial penalities in health and safety

Group documents

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 

Upcoming Events

Fatal Accident Inquiries: The Scottish System

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.

  • TBC
  • Place of Westminster

Working at Height in rural locations

Breaking down the myths around falls from height, how they happen and where, this meeting will look to focus on the agricultural sector.

 

  • TBC
  • Palace of Westminster
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Technology: saving lives and preventing Injuries

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.

 

  • TBC
  • Palace of westminster

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