Safety can be increased by good planning, using railings or equipment designed to prevent falls, etc. The installation of some types of scaffolding requires special qualifications.
There is a high risk of serious injury from falling when working at height. Falling from height is the cause of most serious accidents on construction sites. Therefore, when inspecting facade work, the Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has special focus on the risk of falling from height. We also focus on other risk areas such as falling objects and heavy lifting.
Accidents often occur because a ladder slips and falls or because a ladder is used for work to which it is not suited. Learn more about the correct use and placement of ladders.
Links to selected chapters on renovation work, fall protection, use of personal protective equipment in the 'Manual - Building and construction working environment'. The manual is published by 'BFA Bygge & Anlæg'.