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Document ID (ISN)100140
CIS number 02-1447
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Food Information Sheet No.30
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Preventing falls from height in the food and drink industries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. 4p. 11 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/fis30.pdf [in English]
Abstract There are approximately 750 accidents involving falls from heights reported each year in the food and drink industry in the United Kingdom. This information sheet provides guidance on preventing falls from heights in these industries. It analyses where the falls occur, why they occur and how they can be prevented. Summaries of 14 actual fall accidents are provided, including the subsequent corrective measures that were undertaken.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; beverage industry; falls from heights; food industry
Descriptors (secondary) protection against falls from heights; safety guides; data sheet; case study
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Food industry
Beverage industry