Last edited 16 May 2024

Main author

ECA Institute / association Website

No Falls Week. The importance of safe working at height

No Falls Week logo 1000.jpg

[edit] About no falls week

No Falls Week runs from May 13-17 and its mission is simple yet crucial: to raise awareness about the importance of safe working at height. Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, agriculture or any other sector, the campaign aims to equip people with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to prevent falls and ensure everyone that works at height comes down safely.

No Falls Week matters 1000.jpg

Falls from heights are consistently the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.K. The latest figures from the HSE show that 40 people lost their lives due to a fall from height in 2022-2023. Falls from height were responsible for 30% of all workplace deaths.

No Falls Week what to expect 1000.jpg

For more information visit No Falls Week: Help us help saving lives

ECA logo blue cropped 350.jpg

[edit] ECA supporting Members during No Falls Week

To support No Falls Week, ECA has several resources available to Members:

HBF Loft Safety Guidance, co-authored by ECA:

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) worked collaboratively with ECA to prepare guidance for contractors working at height, specifically in lofts – one of the main causes of accidents for Members working in people’s homes.

Access the document here.

Working at height windows 1000.jpg

Toolbox Talks

ECA has produced two Toolbox Talks guidance notes exclusively for Members working at height:

Working at height workers 1000.jpg

Work at Height Checklist

An ECA Member exclusive checklist which covers key factors to consider when carrying out a risk assessment under the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Access the document here.

ECA offers extensive information and advice across a broad range of contractor health and safety issues. This includes free specialist advice and industry-leading web-based information and practical tools such as eRAMS. ECA is a leading voice on health and safety with the HSE and key industry stakeholders. Learn more here.

This article appears on the ECA news and blogsite as 'Supporting Members during No Falls Week', dated May 15, 2023. The introducing chapter is based on the information from the No Falls Week: Help us help saving lives.


[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings

Designing Buildings Anywhere

Get the Firefox add-on to access 20,000 definitions direct from any website

Find out more Accept cookies and
don't show me this again