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Document ID (ISN)102121
CIS number 03-1404
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2221-5
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 116
Health and Safety Executive
Title Falls from height - Prevention and risk control effectiveness
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. xx, 269 + 136p. Illus. 47 ref. Price: GBP 50.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) construction industry; falls from heights; agriculture; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; notification of occupational accidents; United Kingdom; fatalities; statistical trends; injuries; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Construction industry and civil engineering