Using a Safety Sling for Working at Height

A safety along is an essential piece of equipment if you are working at height. It ensures that you will be prevented from falling if you slip or lose your footing. It’s therefore important that you use your sling properly and make sure it is safely secured to scaffolding or something else sturdy. If you don’t, you could be in breach of health and safety regulations, as well as risking serious injury or even death. 75

You should be properly trained in using your safety sling, even if you have used them before. Every one is different and will depend on the equipment you are using. Different slings are also used for men and women. Once you have been trained, carry out regular checks on your safety equipment. Check it over visually every time you are going to use it and get others to perform some checks as well before you begin work.