Data Cabling and Networking Specialists

Working At Height

TW Data have access to a large range of MEWP's (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) and high level equipment, which enables us to carry out works at levels up to 25 meters+ high, all of our senior engineers are fully trained and carry current PAL licences (IPAF) and do adhere to our Health and Safety operating guide.

For the requirements of the Working at Heights Regulations to be satisfied. Risk assessments will be carried out to ensure that all that is reasonable, practicable is done to prevent any person falling whilst at, or accessing, their workplace. No work will be carried out at height if it is reasonably practicable to do it another way.

Where personnel are required to work at heights in mobile elevated work platforms or similar access plant &/or equipment then they will wear a full body harness and suitable restraint lanyard(s) of an appropriate length which must be attached to a suitable anchor point at all times.

Suitable fall arrest equipment will be selected and provided to personnel where the risk assessment deems it necessary.

Operatives will receive any necessary instruction, training and be made aware of any foreseeable dangers in the use of equipment for work at height.

All work at height will be properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in as safe a way as is reasonably practicable. Account will be taken of the prevailing weather conditions and planning will include for emergencies and rescue. Collective protection will be given priority over personnel protection measures.

Actions will be taken to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any materials, tools or other objects falling and causing injury.

When considering work at heights the following hierarchy for managing and selecting equipment will be used:-

  1. If possible avoid work at heights
  2. Where it cannot be avoided use work equipment or other measures to avoid falls.
  3. If the risks of falls cannot be eliminated take steps to minimise the distance and consequences should a fall occur.

All work at height will be carried out by suitably trained and competent personnel.