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Construction body launches work at height guide

Construction industry body CONIAC (the Construction Industry Advisory Council) has produced a guide entitled ‘Safety Steps’, designed to help anyone looking to ensure safe work at height.

‘Safety Steps’ is aimed primarily at five key work at height audiences: designers, clients, managers (those who manage work at height), supervisors and operatives.

The document has been produced by the ‘Managing Risk Well’ Group, a leading safety group within CONIAC. Safety Steps can be used freely – in whole or part – to help produce any type of output for the five target audiences such as:

• Training materials
• Flow charts/infographics
• Toolbox talks/checklists
• Poster/sticker campaigns
• Social media campaigns
• Rules and guidelines
• Articles

Paul Reeve CFIOSH, Chair of the sub-group that produced ‘Safety Steps’, commented: “’Safety Steps’ provides the essential safety messages for the five key groups involved in work at height in construction and maintenance. It’s designed as an ‘enabling’ guide – meaning it can help anyone to produce, or just check, virtually any type of output that’s looking to support safe work at height.”

Safety Steps covers general, rather than task-specific, messages (e.g. using scaffolding, mobile work platforms or working on roofs). However, its essential messages underpin any type of work at height activity.

To access the free Safety Steps guide please click here.

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