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Be safe working on roofs

Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working on a roof – the principal, the self-employed contractor and subcontractor, the employer and the worker. Health and safety in the workplace starts when the decision is made to go ahead with a construction job. All aspects of working safely at height should be considered.

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Last updated 30 July 2015


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.