Working at Heights
Working at height is commonly defined as any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. This remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in the workplace, where common incidences include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces such as a roof.
Our trained assessors visit sites and often carry out a ‘Working at Heights’ assessment alongside other forms of surveillance assessments such as Confined Spaces or Skin assessments. You can read more about these in our other posts within this health surveillance series. The Working at Heights assessment itself begins with a simple questionnaire, which amongst other things discusses any previous medical history. The technician will then take some simple measurements, including blood pressure, and produce a Certificate of Fitness upon completion. Any onward referral to a relevant medical professional will also be made if deemed necessary.
If you would like to find out more about our Working at Heights, or any other health surveillance assessment, simply contact us.