Working at height laws are still being ignored

A year on from the Working at Height regulations (WAHR), businesses are still not taking the necessary precautions to prevent accidents, according to one major insurer.

The WAHR came into force in April 2005, taking account of the existing requirements in legislation and applying them to all workplaces. Falls from height account for around 70 fatalities and 4,000 major injuries in the workplace each year and they remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes

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