|Document ID (ISN)||102121|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 116
Health and Safety Executive
||Falls from height - Prevention and risk control effectiveness
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. xx, 269 + 136p. Illus. 47 ref. Price: GBP 50.00.
||03-1404.pdf [in English]
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr116.pdf [in English]
||This report describes a study across various industries into the underlying factors that influence the occurrence and the prevention of falls from heights. Fall from height accidents reported via the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 (see CIS 95-1930) were analysed for the period 1996/2001. It was found that the construction sector had the highest number of falls, but similar fatality rates were found in construction and agriculture. There were few fatalities due to low falls, but low falls made up around 60% of the overall number of falls, with service activities having the highest number of accidents but the lowest accident rate. The highest rate of low falls occurred in the construction sector.
||construction industry; falls from heights; agriculture; risk factors
||falls of persons; notification of occupational accidents; United Kingdom; fatalities; statistical trends; injuries; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Falls from heights
Construction industry and civil engineering