D: High risk activities

D25: Working at height

D25 For further information on the selection and use of edge protection refer to the Edge Protection Federation's Code of Practice.

D25 The booklet Health and safety in roof work (HSG33) contains advice from the HSE and is a useful source of further information for companies that carry out roof work.

D25 The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR) represents roofing trade associations and provides industry guidance.

D25 For more information on good practice download the free HSE leaflet Roof repair work.

D25 Visit the CITB website for a fragile roofs video highlighting the dangers of unsafe working on fragile roofs.

D25 For further information refer to the following HSE publications:
+ Working on roofs (INDG284)
+ Fragile roofs. Safe working practices (GEIS5) 

D25 For further information refer to the HSE guidance Safe use of ladders and stepladders (INDG455). 

D25 Podium steps and other low-level access equipment should comply with the standard specification (PAS250/BS 8620), which is available from the British Standards Institute (BSI).

D25 For further information refer to the HSE document The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms (GEIS6). 

D25 The emergency descent symbol is available to download for free from the IPAF website.

D25 For further information visit the HSE, NASC and Scaffolding Association websites:
+ HSE's website
+ NASC website
+ Scaffolding Association

D25 For further information on safe working at height for scaffolders refer to the NASC publication Preventing falls in scaffolding (SG4).

D25 For comprehensive information on inspection refer to the HSE publication Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope (INDG367). 

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D26: Excavations

D26 You can download the free leaflet Excavation: what you need to know as a busy builder from the HSE website.

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D27: Underground and overhead services

D27 For more information on working near overhead and underground cables, download the free HSE leaflet Avoiding concealed services and overhead power lines (Busy Builder series). 

D27 For further information refer to the HSE publication Avoiding danger from underground services (HSG47). 

D27 Cranes and other items of plant should only pass under live cables where goal posts have been set up, in accordance with the HSE leaflet Avoiding danger from overhead power lines (GS6) or by the criteria set down by the local electricity supply company. 

D27 Information on construction site safety and working near power lines is available on the HSE website.

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D28: Confined spaces

D28 For further information refer to the HSE's Safe work in confined spaces (L101), which includes a flowchart to help employers identify if an area is a confined space. 

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D29: Dangerous substances

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