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The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height has launched an investigation into serious injury and fatalities while working at height.

The APPG is chaired by Alison Thewliss, the SNP MP for Glasgow Central, and it is now open for evidence submissions from interested stakeholders. The APPG will consider this evidence and produce a report and recommendations on how the frequency of serious injuries and fatalities can be reduced.

Alison Thewliss, Chair of the APPG for Working at Height, said: “That 18 percent of people killed at work did so as a result of a fall from height is a shocking statistic. The APPG for Working at Height has brought together concerned MPs from several parties to investigate the reasons for falls from height and ensure current regulations are sufficient for protecting workers at height in the UK.”

Stacey Underhill, head of public affairs at the Scaffolding Association, said: “It is vital that those working at height have the necessary skills and appropriate equipment to remove all manageable risks. This inquiry will give our members the opportunity to highlight areas of concern and bring them to the attention of the All Party group of MPs.”

Submissions need to reach the inquiry on or before 2 March 2018 and should be sent to the Working At Height APPG, 32-34 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2DB.

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