4. Risk Reduction and Control Measures

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Summary

  • Employers should avoid the need to work on or near fragile surfaces, for example, by repairing a skylight from above using a cherry picker.
  • More than 75% of major falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading activities.
  • Training workers is a means of managing the risk of a fall.
  • Employers should not rely on the emergency services to carry out work at height rescues.