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Working at Height

This microsite has been developed to help managers implement the Council's policy for managing Working at Height and to assist you to understand your roles and responsibilities to ensure the council meets its statutory duty under the Work at Height Regulations 2005, as amended by the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007. The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.

Southampton City Council

SWP Working safely at Height is aimed at managers who have employees that work at height in all areas of the council i.e. construction, schools, leisure etc.


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE provide the following guidance:

Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA)

The Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA) was formed in 2005 by UK manufactures of height safety equipment. WAHSA acts as the UK lead body representing the interests of manufacturers, assemblers, installers, distributors and end users of equipment used for work at height and rescue.

Work at Height Safety Association Website

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients.

National Access and Scaffolding Confederation Website

Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association Limited (PASMA) (Tower Scaffolds)

Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association Limited (PASMA) comprises the major manufacturers of alloy access towers in the UK. The Association's original objectives were to promote the safe use of alloy access towers and to promote the interests of its members to the regulatory and standards authorities. Membership of the Association was confined to manufacturers only, who at that time represented the principle suppliers to the market for both sales and hire.

Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association Limited Website

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF, a not-for-profit members' organisation that represents the interests the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users and rental training companies.

International Powered Access Federation Website

Downloadable documents

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Binary file Safe Working Procedure - Working Safely at Height 1164 KB 4secs @ 2Mbps
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