Legal Obligations

Legal Obligations


The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) target is to reduce the number of fatal and major injuries due to falls from height. Rostek-UK has forged strong links with the HSE and is fully informed of the duties placed on those responsible for work at height – information we are ideally placed to pass on to clients.

Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

In 2007 the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) came into force.
These regulations place the responsibility upon designers to ensure that any risks associated with post-construction maintenance activities are clearly identified and appropriate steps are taken to either design-out these risks or to reduce them to acceptable levels. These obligations include protecting maintenance workers from the risk of falls from height.

Rostek-UK Product and Design Guide (PDF).

Link to Rostek FI Website

Work at Height Regulations 2005

April 2005 saw the addition of the new Work at Height Regulations, which are intended to pull together various legislations covering work at height.
The new regulations extend beyond construction related activities to encompass a wide range of industries and work types. They place a duty of care on anyone responsible for directly employed staff or subcontractors who work in areas where there is a risk of a fall that could result in serious personal injury.


The Work at Height Regulations 2005 state:

  “work at height” means -

  (a) work in any place, including a place at or below ground level;

  (b) obtaining access to or egress from such place while at work, except by a staircase in a permanent



  Where, if measures required by these Regulations were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to

  cause personal injury;

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires duty holders to ensure that:

  All work at height is properly planned and organised

  Anyone involved in work at height is competent

  All risks from work at height are assessed and

  appropriate work equipment is selected and used

  All equipment for work at height is properly

  inspected and maintained

Building Owners, Property Managers and Facility Managers are just a few of those now held responsible for safe working at height.
Your time is precious, so why not let our experts make sure you don’t fall foul of the legislation?


Specialist Knowledge

The CDM, CHSW and Work at Height regulations are just part of a series of complicated legislation governing the protection of individuals working at height. Rostek’s specialist knowledge of these regulations is second to none and our experts will prove to be an essential part of your team.


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