Fall Protection

A successful reduction in fall injuries and fatality rates requires continued concerted efforts of those managers and personnel in charge of health and safety to implement new effective fall arrest and fall protection systems to improve the work safety culture. 
Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of deaths and serious injuries in the workplace. The most common of these are falls from ladders and falling through fragile roofs. However, many of these accidents could be avoided with proper planning and by taking appropriate precautions. This is where we at CSS Work Safety can help you. We can conduct site surveys and Inspections to suit your premises, offer maintenance and certification as well as new fall protection, fall arrest and ladder safety equipment as well as instillation and training on the site or in one of our test centres. 
The prominence of fall protection and fall arrest systems have increased tremendously during the past few years, showing that those in charge of Health and Safety including fall protection and other safety hazards associated with elevation are increasingly trying to reduce the number of incidents per year. 
Fall protection measures that protect everyone should always be considered before fall protection measures that only protect an individual. We can provide collective fall protection equipment such as temporary or permanent barriers, roof light covers and safety netting. Typically, collective fall protection measures do not require any action on the part of the user, once they are in place, in order to be effective.
We also supply personal fall protection equipment such as a safety harness, lanyard and anchor point. The user of personal fall protection equipment must be competent to use the equipment, for example to be able to put on a safety harness and be able to adjust it correctly.
The Fall Protection Hierarchy
Avoid – Avoiding working at height should always be the first consideration. Can elements of the work be carried out at ground level or the number of persons involved in the work at height be reduced?
Prevent – Prevent falls by the use of suitable working at height safety equipment. The equipment could be collective or personal in nature. Collective measures should be considered first, but may not be justified, once a risk assessment has been carried out and the risk weighed up against the time, trouble and expense of controlling it.
Minimise – Minimise the distance and consequences of a fall by the use of suitable work equipment. Again, the work equipment could be collective or personal in nature and a risk assessment should dictate which control measures are most appropriate.
CSS Worksafe can provide advice on the suitability of work at height risk assessments, fall protection systems, equipment and safe systems of work and design, supply and install a comprehensive range of both collective and personal fall protection products across the UK and off-shore in accordance with The Work at Height Regulations, 2005, is the UK regulations that implement the European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC).


Horizontal Fall Arrest Systems

UK wide design, installation and inspection of horizontal fall arrest systems.

Vertical Fall Arrest Systems

Vertical fall arrest systems have two primary components, a vertical track, rail or line and a travelling device that the user connects to that follows them as they climb and locks onto the line...

Overhead Fall Arrest Systems

Where freedom of horizontal movement is paramount and where ground clearance is reduced the provision of a runway beam or track in conjunction with an inertia reel fall arrestor and trolley is the...

Fall Arrest Systems for Roofs

Roofwork can pose a high level of risk, with many fall hazards likely to be present.

Roof Edge Protection Systems

Supply, design and UK wide installation of roof edge protection systems from CSS Worksafe.

Fall Arrest Systems for Portable Ladders
The Work at Height Regulations require that portable leaning ladders are secured against slipping.
The revised INDG455 'Safe use of ladders and stepladders - An...
Temporary Fall Protection Systems

Where access requirements are infrequent temporary fall protection systems can provide a cost effective and versatile solution to work at height issues.

Single Point Fall Arrest Anchors
Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of deaths and serious injuries in the workplace. The most common of these are when individuals fall from ladders and falling through flimsy roof...