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Document ID (ISN)107292
CIS number 07-1258
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG 369 (rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Why fall for it? Preventing falls in agriculture
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2007. 11p. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Falls from heights are one of the main causes of fatal accidents in agriculture. Many accidents occur while agricultural buildings or other structures are being built or maintained. These jobs often require temporary access to height such as ladders, scaffolds or platforms. Falls frequently occur because the equipment used is defective, not appropriate or used incorrectly. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (see CIS 06-1047) require that all work at height is properly planned, supervised and carried out by persons who are competent to do the job. The case studies used in this booklet are based on actual accidents investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, followed by examples of good practice to help ensure compliance with the law.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; falls from heights; agriculture; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; elevating platforms; ladders; scaffolds; disobeying safety instructions; safe working methods; legislation; safety guides; hazard evaluation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Falls from heights