Legislation

The dangers of working at height are obvious to all concerned. High safety standards are essential for any activities carried out at height. We at Uni-Safe Access are committed to meeting health and safety requirements for its employees and customers.

Some of the key legislation relevant to access equipment are listed below.

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If you would like further HSE information on the legislation you can visit the HSE website: www.hse.gov.uk


Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Primary legislation was introduced in the form of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and offers a general guide to health and safety duties in the workplace.



The Work at Height Regulations 2005

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. Further subordinate legislation covers more specific issues regarding the equipment used for working at height.


Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

PUWER covers any equipment which is used by an employee at work. This includes lifting equipment and ladders.


Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 1998 (LOLER)

LOLER covers the legal requirements in relation to lifting equipment.