Equipment falling from height
Equipment used when working at height, if not properly handled and secured, may present a hazard if it falls.
Any item of equipment that is allowed to fall, especially if from a substantial distance, could strike someone or something. This could lead to serious injury or death, and has the potential to cause damage to property or equipment.
Depending on the height and location of operations, additional factors should be considered; for example, the swirling wind dynamics found around tall buildings or structures.
Knowledge and understanding
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Understand all associated hazard knowledge
- Control measureSafe system of work: Fragile surfaces
- Control measureSafe system of work: Equipment used at height