New safety template in fight to prevent falls on site


Construction experts have produced a new industry-standard guide to safe work at height

The Construction Industry Advisory Council has launched Safety Steps as a template for all sides of the industry to help prevent falls.

The document is aimed at designers, clients, managers, supervisors and operatives.

It can be used to help produce training materials for toolbox talks and wider safety campaigns

Paul Reeve, chair of the sub-group that produced Safety Steps, said: “’It provides the essential safety messages for the five key groups involved in work at height in construction and maintenance.

“It is designed as an ‘enabling’ guide – meaning it can help anyone to produce, or just check, virtually any type of output that’s looking to support safe work at height”.

Safety Steps is free to use and can be accessed at


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