Building owners can be liable not only for the safety of their own employees but also those up and down the supply chain, including contractor and supplier personnel. HSE reported that in 2018 the highest percentage of fatal injuries of workers was falls from height (26%).To this end, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd has developed its Safe Survey Policy, to provide its clients with peace of mind that any Langley employee that has been tasked with accessing their roof, has the necessary skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out such works safely.Carrying out roof surveys is inherently hazardous, and Langley recognises its primary duty is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its employees on-site. Langley also recognises that building owners, or those looking after the premises, are liable should an incident or injury happen whilst any third party is on their premises.
These liabilities do not begin only when the formal project starts, but beforehand where surveys and other initial project calculations are taken. This is governed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.