From toolbox talks to checklists, providing a structure for training material content to informing flowcharts, Safety Steps, have a wide range of uses
Safety Steps covers general information on work at height rather than task-specific aspects. So, for example, the messages don’t provide information about specific situations such as the use of scaffolding or mobile work platforms, or working on roofs. However the general information provided underpins any, more specific, work at height information. the content can be more easily adapted for other use in further outputs and communication channels).
The general guidance should be your starting point
The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) advises HSE and relevant stakeholders of emerging health and safety developments and risks in the construction industry, and sets a direction and plan for their promotion and mitigation.
Aligned to delivering Help Great Britain Work Well, CONIAC is organised under the six themes of acting togeter, tackling ill health, managing risk well, supporting small employers, keeping pace with change and sharing our success.
CONIAC’s Managing Risk Well Working Group (MRWWG) created a sub-group to focus on working at height
If you’ve read or used the Safety Steps documents, we’d love to know what you thought. Whether you have a suggestion for improvement or just want to make a comment, please do share your feedback using our short form. We’re keen to make these documents as useful as possible for you and your feedback helps us get there. All feedback will be read and considered by the Access Industry Forum and CONIAC’s Managing Risk Well Working Group.
Safety Steps have been produced by the Work at Height sub-group of the CONIAC ‘Managing Risk Well’ group.
You are free to reproduce and use, subject to the following conditions of use: