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Document ID (ISN)103233
CIS number 04-213
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2894-9
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 268
Author(s) Whitaker S.M., Graves R.J., James M., McCann P., Wilson C., Dymiotis C., Wolfram J., Baker M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Developing a prototype decision aid for determining the risk of work systems at height when using temporary access systems
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. viii, 149p. Illus. 49 ref. Price: GBP 30.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr268.pdf [in English]
Abstract The research described in this report was aimed at developing and testing appropriate decision aids for persons involved in temporary access to height. The work involved a literature survey, the analysis of a large sample of accident and incident reports involving work at height reported to the HSE over the last ten years and consultations with building contractors using scaffolds. A large number of accidents were related to two work systems, namely temporary access scaffolds and work on roofs. This analysis provided information on the direct causes of the accidents as well as the more fundamental causes leading to the event, such as safety management deficiencies.
Descriptors (primary) work at height; falls from heights; plant safety organization; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; temporary workplaces; analysis of accident causes; check lists; work on roofs; scaffolds; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights