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The Work at Height Regulations 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Organisation and planning

  6. 5.Competence

  7. 6.Avoidance of risks from work at height

  8. 7.Selection of work equipment for work at height

  9. 8.Requirements for particular work equipment

  10. 9.Fragile surfaces

  11. 10.Falling objects

  12. 11.Danger areas

  13. 12.Inspection of work equipment

  14. 13.Inspection of places of work at height

  15. 14.Duties of persons at work

  16. 15.Exemption by the Health and Safety Executive

  17. 16.Exemption for the armed forces

  18. 17.Amendment of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  19. 18.Repeal of section 24 of the Factories Act 1961

  20. 19.Revocation of instruments

  21. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING PLACES OF WORK AND MEANS OF ACCESS OR EGRESS AT HEIGHT

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS FOR GUARD-RAILS, TOE-BOARDS, BARRIERS AND SIMILAR COLLECTIVE MEANS OF PROTECTION

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING PLATFORMS

      1. PART 1 REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL WORKING PLATFORMS

      2. PART 2 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCAFFOLDING

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLECTIVE SAFEGUARDS FOR ARRESTING FALLS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

      1. PART 1 REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

      2. PART 2 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORK POSITIONING SYSTEMS

      3. PART 3 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPE ACCESS AND POSITIONING TECHNIQUES

      4. PART 4 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL ARREST SYSTEMS

      5. PART 5 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORK RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      REQUIREMENTS FOR LADDERS

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A REPORT OF INSPECTION

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REVOCATION OF INSTRUMENTS

  22. Explanatory Note

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