A petition circulating social media challenging proposed HSE regulation

A petition has been raised to challenge the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as they plan to change the work at height regulation.

This comes after the UK Arboricultural Association released a draft of its new industry standard. The standard states on 2.9.3 that “When SRT (Stationary Rope Technique) is used, the system must comprise two independently anchored lines and may only utilise a single line where the use of the second line entails higher risk”.

The complaint is that this enforcement would not make arboricultural work safer but it would create a complexity of equipment creating different risks that currently don’t exist.

You can read the petition here. 

Or read the about the proposed industry changes here.