According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), one of the biggest causes of major injuries and fatalities in the UK is working at height. Relevant data shows that the most common cases of workplace accidents include falling a distance liable to cause personal injury. If there were no precautions in place (like having a collective fall arrest system) when working at height, a person could fall off the ladder or through a fragile roof.
This is why the government set out health and safety regulations for employers to reduce the risk of their workers getting injured while working at height. Stay on this page as we go over the regulations around the use of fall arrest systems like safety nets.