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Working at Height

The purpose of The Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.


The Head of School is responsible for managing working at height by identifying the equipment, activity or process that requires people to work at height. They should ensure that all avenues to avoid working at height are explored. However, if work at height is required, controls must be in place to ensure:

Hierarchy of Controls

The WAHR set out a hierarchy of control that must be followed for managing and selecting equipment for work at height.

Checklist for Working at Height

Before undertaking or requesting that work at height be undertaken the following should be answered:


Any member of staff or student who is considering working at height must attend a Working at Height 2005, and the use of stepladders – ‘toolbox talk’ training session, provided by a competently trained person, prior to engaging in working at height.

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