Working at Height APPG

First Registered: 20/12/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry. The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Working at Height

1. Preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height
01/05/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height By Bukky Balogun, Alex Adcock, Gloria Tyler

2. Smart motorways design scheme drawings
01/02/2021 - Highways England
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Found: 13mBoxSafety Fence height 0.95 mSafety Fence height 0.87 mSafety Fence height 0.83 mSafety Fence height 0.64 mSafety

3. Smart motorways design scheme drawings
01/02/2021 - Highways England
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Found: 59mBoxSafety Fence height 0.70 mSafety Fence height 0.72 mSafety Fence height 0.67 mSafety Fence height 0.75 mSafety

4. Consultation for code of safe working practice for merchant seafarers 4th Amendment 2019
22/08/2019 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
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Found: 17 WORK AT HEIGHT 17.1 Introduction 17.1.1 Anyone working in a location where there is

5. Smart motorways design scheme drawings
01/02/2021 - Highways England
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Found: y Fence height 0.95 mSafety Fence height 0.78 mSafety Fence height 0.76 mSafety Fence height 0.66 mFence

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Working at Height

1. Working at Height: Safety
02/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Building Safety
20/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: inform the House today that I am minded to lower the height threshold for sprinkler requirements in new buildings - Speech Link
2: polyethylene core should not be used on buildings of any height. How many additional buildings does he estimate - Speech Link
3: building with ACM cladding—bar 10—has a plan and is working with my Department to commence or complete remediation - Speech Link

3. Covid Contracts: Judicial Review
24/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: of unparalleled global demand. That often meant working at incredible speed, especially in the early months - Speech Link
2: Secretary said, there was a shortage of PPE and those working on the frontline were not protected?While - Speech Link
3: Cygnus back in 2016, but also from constituents working in the NHS who have reported this directly to me - Speech Link

4. Drones: Consultation Response
07/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: want to assure the House that my department is working extremely closely with airports, the Home Office - Speech Link
2: legislative change introducing the exclusion zone and height restrictions and ensuring that there will be registration - Speech Link
3: Commission has proposed a number of measures. We are working very closely with our European partners on implementing - Speech Link

5. Leaseholders and Cladding: Greenwich and Woolwich
16/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: that leaseholders in buildings over 18 metres in height, whether those buildings are covered in ACM or - Speech Link
2: recognise that the Government cannot argue that height should not be the sole, or even the main, determinant - Speech Link
3: to cover buildings between 11 and 18 metres in height. The Government should re-open the private sector - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Working at Height
1. Flexible Working
asked by: Baroness Jolly
03/08/2020
... from 1 August.

2. Working Hours
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
10/08/2020
... on a model similar to the German Kurzarbeit scheme.

3. Flexible Working
asked by: Karin Smyth
23/07/2020
... what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the cultural shift in flexible working for all during the covid-19 outbreak is embedded in future workforce practices.

4. Working Hours
asked by: Martyn Day
12/06/2020
... (b) Scotland and (c) the UK in the last 12 months.

5. Flexible Working
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
28/01/2020
... what steps her Department is taking to encourage employers to offer flexible working to their employees.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Robert Largan Portrait
Robert Largan
Vice Chair
Conservative - High Peak
Joined: 24th February 2020
Nigel Mills Portrait
Nigel Mills
Vice Chair
Conservative - Amber Valley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alison Thewliss MP, House of Commons , London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6447.

Email: alison.thewliss.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Riccardo Robertson, Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: appgworkingatheight@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://workingatheight.info/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by Access Industry Forum to act as the group's secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£42,001
Date
17 Oct 2018
Source
GK Strategy
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/10/2018 To : 16/10/2019
Value
£46,501
Date
17 Oct 2018
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by Access Industry Forum to act as the group's secretariat   From : 17/10/2018 To : 16/10/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
17 Oct 2017
Source
GK Strategy
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/10/2017 To : 16/10/2018
Value
£46,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Working at Height APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Hanson Portrait
David Hanson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Delyn
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Foster Portrait
Kevin Foster
Officer
Conservative - Torbay
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships