No falls week: Expert warns employers of injury risk

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The No Falls Foundation (a charity committed to preventing death as a result of falls from height) has launched the first ever ‘No Falls Week’ this May, in a bid to raise awareness for safe working practices for those who work from height. In support of raising awareness of safe working, experts at Horizon Platforms wanted to share guidance on what the most common injuries working from height can cause and advise on what workplaces can do to mitigate risk.

HSE data research by Horizon Platforms found in 2023, the number of fatalities caused by falling from height rose by five instances in the 2022 to 2023 period of recorded data. There were an estimated 13,000 injuries in the last year of recorded data from 2023 caused by falls from height.

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