The dangers of working at height are well documented, and help and advice is readily available to employers from organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on how these risks can be controlled and minimised.
It is widely recognised that more needs to be done to improve gender equality in the work place, and this goal has been the focus of many different initiatives by Government, business organisations and equality groups.
An alarming number of female councillors have experienced sexism and sexual harassment while working in local government, according to a recent report from the Fawcett Society.
Many workers are unfortunately injured at work through no fault of their own and often as a result of health and safety failings on the part of the employer. These injuries are sometimes relatively minor but on other occasions can be serious enough to be life changing or even fatal.
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