Build Height Limits

There are further restrictions in some areas because of the ceiling heights, heating and ventilation systems, under the gallery level.

Please check the location of your stand and contact the Operations team for detailed information about column locations (if applicable) and build height limits for your stand. It is also recommend that you carry out a site visit.

Where possible, requests to exceed 4m in height will only be considered provided they are submitted to us in writing and accompanied by full technical drawings and structural calculations. Any construction over 4m is classified as a complex stand and charges will be made for structural approval.

All complex structures are subject to a pre-show plan approval and onsite inspection by RX Global appointed structural engineers.

Ceilings on Stands

Some stands are visible from the gallery edge so you must ensure that any storerooms, meeting areas, light soffits, fascia e.g. any undressed stand build is covered with a muslin ceiling and cables are kept tidy. This relates to all stands in the centre well area of the Grand Hall and National Hall. If you are unsure, whether this affects you then please contact the Operations team.

The eGuide can be downloaded here.



Please note that chipboard, particleboard and low-density fibreboard (LDF) is not suitable for construction and in particular of weight bearing structures. The H&S Manager and Structural Engineer will identify stands which do not comply during the build process and all necessary remedial work must be completed before the stand will be permitted to open.

Complex Structures

A complex structure is any form of construction, either ground-based or suspended, that, through risk assessment has been found to present a significant risk. Please note double deck structures are not permitted for this year.

The following are classed as complex structures:

  • Any structure, regardless of its height, which requires structural calculations
  • Any part of a stand or exhibit which exceeds four metres in height
  • Custom-built/bespoke suspended structures 
  • Platforms and stages over 600mm in height 
  • Anything deemed by the organiser to be a complex structure

All complex structures, must submit technical drawings and structural calculations electronically to our online stand design submission system along with all other stand plan submission documents. 

Late submission of complex stand details or the failure to supply sufficient detail, including structural calculations will result in permission to build over 4m in height or your suspended structure not being granted.

Technical drawings must show the form and dimensions of every structural element with appropriate general arrangement plan, sections and elevations, including full details of stairways if applicable. All calculations of loading and strength must be in English, and all drawings must be to scale.

Complex structures often, but not always, mean more elements to build. These can restrict space on the stand for visitors and exhibiting personnel. In addition complex structures require more staff to build them and often in close proximity. Complex structures are therefore permitted but only once the exhibitor has demonstrated what additional measures they have implemented for build, the open period and breakdown.


Compressed Gas

Use of compressed gases such as LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gases – propane, Butane etc.) will only be permitted where essential and by exception and these must be registered as a special risk. A certificate of installation by a Gas Safe Register fitter is required for LPG installations.

If you require the use of compressed air or gasses contact the Operations team 6 weeks prior to the show.

Construction & Dismantle Phase Plan (CDPP)

As part of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 all space only stands, or shell scheme stands with construction, are deemed their own construction sites and the Construction & Dismantle Phase Plan (CDPP) is a compulsory document which needs to be submitted along with you stand plans, risk assessments and method statement. All Health & Safety documentation must also demonstrate all additional measures that have been implemented for the build, open and breakdown.

  • CDPP template can be found here
  • Guidance on completing the CDPP can be found here.
  • Further information on CDM Regulations can be found here

H&S Documentation

As an Exhibitor it is your responsibility to have H&S Documentation in place. Every stand exhibitor and their contractors must ensure that they have identified any risks with working onsite and what control measures they will put in place to protect both their workers and others from coronavirus e.g. cleaning & hygiene, ventilation, staff procedures etc. These measures should be clearly displayed in your H&S Documentation. Every exhibitor is responsible for making sensible adjustments to their space and onsite activities to ensure we maintain a safe environment across the show for everyone who is onsite during build, show open and breakdown.

H&S Documentation should demonstrate that the following have been considered, and appropriate safety measures have been implemented and communicated;

  • Ventilation
  • Cleaning & hygiene
  • Staff procedures and welfare

H&S Documentation should include, but is not limited to:

  • Stand Information Form
  • A detailed risk assessment for show open, identifying any risks with working onsite and what control measures are put in place to protect both your workers and others. This does not need to be submitted but must be available if requested.
  • A risk assessment for build and breakdown (only required from space only stands, or shell scheme stands who are building within their stand – submit via Ops Squad)
  • Any other documents you, or your contractors deem necessary e.g. Contingency Plan, Travel policies etc. We do not need copies of these documents submitted

Cleaning & Hygiene 

Exhibitors must provide hand sanitiser and/or hand washing facilities within the stand design. All high touch points e.g. counters, meeting tables, shared equipment, should be regularly cleaned with appropriate cleaning materials during build, show open and breakdown. Every stand must have hand sanitiser available for visitors and staff.


Demonstrations on stands during the event must be safe and without risks to health and safety and where necessary covered by a risk assessment. Any demonstration or presentation areas likely to interest groups of 10 or more people must be located towards the centre of the stand and clearly shown on stand drawings, and if they cause obstruction within the gangway and/or nuisance to any other exhibitor, we reserve the right to cancel the presentation/demonstration or restrict the frequency.

Please click here for details of what demonstations are and are not permitted at the event.

Dividing Walls

On divided sites, you are responsible for erecting and decorating dividing walls facing onto your stand area to a minimum height of 2.5m. Walls above 2.5m must be clad and finished on both sides, with the reverse side being decorated from 2.5m upwards by the Exhibitor who has erected them. Such walls overlooking adjoining stands must be finished in a neutral plain colour only. The minimum height for dividing walls is 2.5m.

The maximum height for dividing walls of single-storey stands is 6m where height limits allow (see Build Height Limits). This is 6m from the venue floor to the top of the wall and not from the top of your platform.

Doors - Vision Panels

Where doors are present on your stand they must follow the below guidance;

  • The required minimum effective clear width of a door is 800mm.
  • Doors must have a vision panel with a zone of visibility spanning from 500mm to 1500mm above the floor. The exception to this is doors to small storerooms, where a small panel may suffice.
  • Emergency exit doors must open outwards in the direction of escape.
  • Doors must be recessed where they open on to public circulation areas, e.g. they must not open directly on to a gangway.
  • Sliding doors are not acceptable as emergency exit doors.

Double Deck Stands

Double Deck Stands are not permitted at The London Book Fair 2024.


There is zero tolerance on dust-creating activities in the halls to avoid additional hazards from coughing and reducing cleaning requirements. All dust must be extracted at source by mechanical means. MDF and chipboard must not be machined on site, as the dust produced is hazardous to health. 

Early / Late Working

If you have appointed a stand contractor to build your open space stand, you must be assured that the design of the stand is such that it can be built within the specified times as stated in this manual.

Early or late working outside of the published build up and breakdown timetable will not be permitted.

Electrical Installations & Testing

Electrical Installations

Exhibitors and contractors must comply with The Electricity at Work Regulations, the IEE Wiring Regulations, the EVA Electrical Regulations and the venue’s electrical regulations.

All work must be carried out by competent and qualified electricians and all temporary installations must be protected by an RCD and inspected before power is supplied to the stand. All electrical installations should be carried out by the official contractor.

During build-up initial connections are made as early as possible, but in some cases this could mean opening morning if the stand (or block of stands) is not complete. The power to all stands will be switched off 15 minutes after the close of the show each day. Please also remember to order a 24 hour supply for the open period if required. You or your contractors are advised to contact the official contractor Fullcircle, or view the mains electrics form to arrange a temporary power supply for actual construction of your stand if required. Power must not be taken from cleaners’ sockets or other hall sockets.

When you order, you will need to specify using a grid the correct positioning for lights and sockets - should the grid not be submitted, the items will be positioned at the discretion of the contractor and charges maybe be levied for on-site charges.

Basic loading guidelines for socket outlets:

  • 500 watt socket Laptops, PC Computers, TV's, videos, spotlights to 500w & refrigerators
  • 1000 watt socket Domestic filter coffee machines & lighting up to 1000w
  • 2000 watt socket Kettles* & machinery up to 2000w
  • 3000 watt socket Hired coffee machines, machinery 2000w - 3000w

These appliances are of varying power requirements dependent upon type and manufacturer. It is therefore essential that the reference tag or plate is fitted to each appliance and under law be read, the loading in watts or kW (kilo Watts = Watts x 1000) will be stated, and the appropriate size socket ordered.

As an exhibitor, it is your responsibility to order adequate power supply for your stand. Failure to do this will result in delays on site and could be a fire risk. On site checks will be carried out by the appointed Health & Safety Officer, as well as the official contractor. In all cases the decision of the Organiser and its appointed representative is final.

There should be sufficient, correctly installed and rated power sockets to preclude the use of extension leads and long trailing flexes. If essential, extension leads must be correctly fused and limited to one per socket. Multi-sockets must not be used.

If you do require any cabling to certain areas on the floor of your stand you will need to order a platform.                 


Electrical Testing

Every electrical circuit in a temporary installation (such as at an exhibition) now requires additional safety testing when it is installed.

This is a significant change and the UK exhibition associations have worked together to create a new process for this testing that minimises the impact and cost on our exhibitors. The costs are solely to cover the labour involved in the testing. Space Only Exhibitors who use the official electrical contractor to install their electrics

Most exhibitors building their own stand use the official electrical contractor to do the electrical installation for them. When the official electrical contractor quotes for the installation they will also automatically include the cost of the additional testing. This cost will vary depending on the complexity of the installation but it will be no more than £150+vat. Space Only Exhibitors who buy the mains only and use their own electricians to install their circuits

A few large exhibitors buy only the mains supply from the official electrical contractor and their own stand builder’s electricians do the installation. When they order this ‘mains only’ supply the official electrical contractor already do some checks and approve them as being competent to do their own installation. This process will now be more rigorous and the stand builder’s electrician will now need to be approved as competent to install and test their own installation. If the stand builder’s electrician cannot or does not want to do their own testing then the official electrical contractor can quote for that work.

PLEASE NOTE: Some electrics on stands are designed as ‘plug and play’ this means that often the stand builder’s electrician who comes onsite is not a qualified electrician as they are only plugging items together. However these electrics now need to be tested once they are all plugged together. If you have qualified electricians on your stand they will be able to do this testing themselves and there will be no additional cost to you. However, if your "electricians" are not qualified then you will need to ask your stand builder to bring someone who is qualified or get a quote for the testing from the official electrical contractor.

If you have any questions please contact the Operations Manager for your show. For a copy of the eGuide, click here.

Electrics & Service Supply

Where your stand is located in the halls will determine if the electricity will come from the floor, from the pillars and also from above your stand. For information, please contact the Operations team.

Emergency Exits & Direction of Escape

Alternative escape must be available from any point within a stand or structure leading to a place of safety. Escape routes should have a minimum, unobstructed height of 2.1m, other than within doorways, which should have a clear height of not less than 2.06m.

The minimum permitted gangway width is 2 metres, except within stands of less than 100m2, where gangways must be no less than 1m wide.

There should be no obstruction that could impede the free flow of people using the escape route.

All floors should be even and have a firm, smooth and slip-resistant finish. Trip hazards should be avoided.

The maximum travel distance from any part of a stand to a gangway shall not exceed 50 metres. Where there is only one means of escape from the stand, this must be reduced to 20 metres. In either case, the maximum travel distance should be reduced by 25% where alcohol is being served.

Enclosed Stands / Walling in Open Sides

In principle, no wall on any open side should be more than 50% of the full open side length. The inclusion of large enclosed areas within a stand can only be permitted with the organisers’ prior written permission.

Perimeter walling is only permitted according to the show’s walling regulations.

Equality Act

Due consideration must be given to the needs of disabled visitors. It is the exhibitor's responsibility to remove all barriers to service and make their stand accessible to wheelchair users to comply with The Equality Act.  

Where stands have a platform over 30mm / 1.2 inches a ramp should be incorporated into the platform. Please click here for guidance on ramps.

If a ramp is not practical or safe, whatever the content of the stand is it needs to be accessible to all. Exhibitors must ensure that compliance measures to the Equality Act are factored into the service they offer at the event and included in their open-period Risk Assessment. Examples may include, but are not limited to;

  • Displaying products clearly on the perimeter of the stand
  • Ensuring serving counters have a low access point no higher than 760mm from ground level
  • Offering lap trays where required
  • Training stand staff understand the needs of the disabled and allow more time to deal with them
  • Offering hearing loops
  • Having literature in large format print etc.


Exhibitor / Stand Information Form

As an exhibitor, you have a legal duty of care for the safety of anyone on your stand who may be affected by your actions or omissions. You are ultimately responsible for all aspects of health & safety on your stand during the build, the open period of the show and during the break down. This form is required for exhibitors to confirm that you have complied with official guidance and updated regulations within the Exhibitor Manual, within our updated site rules, and in all pre-show communication, on managing the risk.

The Stand Information Form is a compulsory form that must be completed.

Fire & Safety Regulations

There are strict rules governing what materials can be used to build stands and these will be covered by the venue’s regulations. Exhibitors and contractors must ensure that they are followed. In general, you are not permitted to build your stand with anything that is flammable or non-flame resistant unless it has been treated.

All stand construction and displays must be made from fireproofed materials and installed to the satisfaction of the authorities.

Any goods attached to your stand will constitute part of your stand and will be subject to these regulations.

Timber Used in Stand Construction & Displays

  • All timber under 25mm thick must be impregnated (pressure process) to Class 1 Standard. Treated materials will have BS 476 - PART 7 - CLASS 1 marked on them.
  • Boards, plywood, chipboard etc must be treated in the same way if they are under 18mm thick. The exception to this is MDF, which is acceptable for use due to its density. MDF and chipboard must not be machined on site, as the dust produced is hazardous to health.

Plastics / Stand Dressing

  • All plastics must conform to BS 476 - PART 7 - CLASS 1. Polucarbonate materials such as Lexan and Macralon are acceptable. PERSPEX MUST NOT BE USED.
  • Artificial plants and flowers which are combustible and give off toxic fumes must not be used for stand dressing. Silk type flowers are acceptable providing they have been fireproofed to BS 476 PART 7 and are marked as such. Plastic security night-sheets must also conform to the above standard.

Fabrics Used in Displays

  • Drapes, curtains, hangings etc. must be inherently or durably flame-proofed. Otherwise they may be treated with a proprietary flame retardant. Test certificates must be available for inspection for any materials intended to be used.
  • Fabrics used for interior stand decoration must be fixed taut and/or in tight pleats (not loosely draped) to a solid backing, secured above floor level and not touching light fittings.
  • Curtains on exit routes should hang 75mm clear of the floor, be parted in the centre and not conceal any exit signs.


  • All glazing used in the construction of stands must consist of laminated safety glass with a minimum thickness of 6mm. Areas of glazing within 800mm of floor level and over 0.5m2, where the smaller dimension of the pane is greater than 250mm, must conform to the thicknesses shown below:

Nominal Thickness                    Maximum pane size dimensions

8mm                                               1100mm x 1100mm

10mm                                             2250mm x 2250mm

12mm                                             4500mm x 4500mm 

15mm or thicker                           No limits

Combustible waste must be safely disposed of. Please do not store boxes, packaging or large amounts of literature on your stand.

Fire patrols will be present throughout all phases of the event. Firefighting equipment is provided in the halls and fire extinguishers of approved pattern and capacity will be provided.

Floor Loading Restrictions

  • Grand Ground Floor - 3.2 tonnes per sqm
  • Grand Gallery Level1 - 410kg per sqm
  • Grand West Hall, Level 1 - 730kg per sqm
  • West Hall Lower - 3.2 tonnes per sqm
  • National Ground Hall - 3.2 tonnes per sqm
  • National Gallery Hall - 820kg per sqm

If you are exhibiting any items over this limit please inform the operations team at [email protected] as soon as possible to arrange delivery.



Open space sites are not carpeted - exhibitors must provide their own floor covering.

Exhibitors with adjoining blocks of stands will not be permitted to place their own carpet in the gangways unless prior permission is given in writing by the organisers.

Nothing may be structurally attached to the floor of the Exhibition premises. 

Carpet may only be fixed to the venue floor with approved carpet tape. All carpet tape must be removed and any charges for the removal of carpet tape left on the floor at the end of breakdown will be passed direct to exhibitors.

Gallery Edge

Any stands backing onto the gallery edge are required to keep their back wall in line with the height of the gallery rail/banister i.e. full back walls are not permitted in this location. Please contact the Operations team for further information.

Hazardous Substances

If you have hazardous substance on your stand, please confirm the details in writing to the Organisers so that written approval can be given.

Hazardous substances are not to be brought into the halls unless essential. The use of hazardous substances must be subject to a COSHH assessment. Exhibitors must declare the use or display of hazardous substances as a special risk.

Hot Works / Permits

A hot work permit must be obtained from the organisers office prior to any work being carried out. The issue of the permit is subject to the advance submission of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and method statement for the activity, with evidence of competency for the use of any specialist equipment.


If you intend to have a kitchen or catering area on your stand, please review the catering section of the exhibitor manual and the eGuide for further information.

See the Exhibitor Catering section for full information on what is permitted this year.

Lift Access

Please contact Operations team to enquire about access to goods lifts during the build-up and the breakdown.


See the Badges & Passes section for full information on what is permitted this year.

Meeting Rooms

Whilst enclosed meeting rooms are permitted we still recommend that you consider creating open spaces instead to help increase ventilation.

Organisers Rights to Change Stand and Floorplan Layout

In the interests of the Exhibition as a whole, it may be necessary to remove or alter anything in - or forming part of - any stand. If we feel this action must be taken this would have to be at the expense of the Exhibitor concerned.

The exhibition floorplan is subject to change at the discretion of the organisers. Please contact the organisers to obtain the latest version of the exhibition floorplan.


There are pillars within the exhibition hall, some of which have electrical points on them which must remain accessible at all times. It is the Exhibitors responsibility for checking the location and size of pillars on their stands. Please contact the Operations team to request a detailed stand plot.

The Organiser will take care to indicate the exact dimensions of such elements as accurately as possible on the plans submitted to the Exhibitors, however, the Organiser cannot be held responsible for any slight differences, which may exist between the dimensions indicated and the real dimensions of the site.


Pop-Up Stands

Pop-up stands may not be used to form dividing walls on space only sites. If you are considering a Pop-up stand display, a Shell Scheme Stand must be purchased or dividing walls constructed. For further information, please contact the Sales team.

Raised Platforms

All efforts should be made to ensure raised platforms are safe and accessible. See eGuide for regulations and guidelines.


Where stands have a platform over 30mm / 1.2 inches a ramp should be incorporated into the platform within the stand area.

Ramps must;

  • Have a clear, unobstructed width of 1.5m
  • Be clearly signposted or readily apparent
  • Not have a gradient steeper than 1:12
  • Not be greater than 10m long, or have a rise of more than 500mm
  • Have a landing at least 1.2m long at the top

Please refer to 'Ramped Access' section of the eGuide for further information.

Optional: Stands less than 20sqm are permitted to use a portable ramp if there is not sufficient space to incorporate within the limits of the stand area.


In many parts of the venue, rigging will not be available. For more details, please contact the Operations team.

Lighting rigs are permitted above stands (please note that stand fitting items are NOT permitted to be suspended from the hall ceiling).

Important Information

Banners are not permitted to be suspended from the hall ceiling. The only banners permitted in the hall will be the organisers’ directional signage and sponsorship banners.  All rigging must be an integral part of the stand design i.e structural support or a lighting truss to illuminate the stand and kept within the limits of your stand area, with a maximum trim height of 6m.

When placing orders for rigging with our official supplier please ensure that you provide the following information:-

  •  a fully completed ‘Hoist & Fix/Third Party Rigging order form’, available from the venue
  •  fully dimensioned plans
  • the total weight to be suspended
  •  precise weight loadings for each individual suspension point
  •  specification of the materials used
  • details of connection points and the orientation of the suspended item within the stand     

Complex Rigging

Complex Rigging or Suspended Loads/Structures refer to rigged, custom-built/bespoke structures including items that  have been constructed from non-modular materials, e.g. wooden structures and exhibits.

An onsite complex rigging sign-off is required for all stands with custom-built or bespoke suspended structures. Onsite all complex rigging or ‘suspended loads’ must be inspected by an Independent Structural Engineer before being hoisted or connected to any rigging points. It is the stand contractor’s responsibility to inform the onsite Health & Safety team when they are ready for the structure to be inspected.

All complex rigging must follow the following guidance;

  • Bolts must be used on all joints and connections. Screws are not acceptable for joining members together.
  • Rated, closed lifting eyes only are to be used; they must be integrated into the design and suitably bolted through the structure.
  • Lifting points should be clearly identified and be suitable for the lifting operation.
  • Materials used in construction must be of a suitable nature and quality for their intended use. See 'Fire Safety Regulations'

Risk Assessment & Method Statement

All space only stands, or shell scheme stands with construction are required to submit a full risk assessment and method statement for the design, construction and arrangement of their stand with both documents being submitted along with stand plans.

All Health & Safety documentation must demonstrate additional measures that have been implemented for the build, open period and breakdown e.g. staff welfare, ventilation, enhanced cleaning. Please refer to the links below:

Exhibitiors are also required to have a risk assessment for any stand activities taking place on their stand during show open and may also be required to produce a method statement for certain activites at the organisers discretion. These do not need to be submitted to the organisers unless requested, but a copy of these documents must be available onsite should they be required. 


Signage and graphics are not permitted to overlook other stands where there is a dividing wall. Where illuminated fascia boards are used on stands, the lighting of them must be of sufficient power to light the fascia board only, and must not cause any spill of light onto neighbouring stands. No flashing lights will be permitted. We reserve the right to disconnect the electrical supply to any illuminated fascia which, in our opinion, is causing a nuisance to any other Exhibitor.

Stand Number Panel

A stand number panel must be displayed on every open side of the stand to aid visitor navigation. This is the responsibility of the Stand Space/Exhibitors.

Storage Rooms

No excess stock, literature or packing cases may be stored around or behind your stand. Where possible storage should be factored in to your stand design, or arranged with our official lifting contractor, ILS.

Vehicles for Display

If you are intending to have a vehicle (including Mobile Exhibition Units, Caravans or Trailers) on your stand please confirm the details in writing to the Organisers so that written approval can be given.

Depending on the type, age and use of the vehicle you will be required to confirm a number of details and which may also require a seperate risk assessment  detailing how the risk of bringing and displaying a vehicle in the hall is controlled. 

Venue & Local Authority Regulations

All work must be carried out in compliance with the regulations of the Venue and Local Authority. If an exhibitor erects a stand which does not conform fully and in all respects to the requirements of the organiser, Venue and Local Authorities, the organisers reserve the right to alter, demolish or reconstruct the stand at the exhibitors expense and to make it conform to the regulations and requirements. Local Authority decisions are final.

Water Features

In some areas within Olympia it will not be possible to have water and waste. Please contact ATD Electrical directly to find out whether this will be possible for your stand.

The filling and draining of water features and exhibits must be carried out by the venue's official contractor for piped services. Fire hoses must not be used for this purpose. Under no circumstances may water be discharged onto the floors, into ducts or any other unauthorised part of the premises, as serious damage may be caused to the electrical mains and services.

Written permission must be obtained from the Organisers and Venue for the use of water in any stand display or exhibit and must be the subject of a separate Risk Assessment detailing how the risk is controlled through water treatment and testing. The approved code of practice "Legionnaires Disease: The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems" must be complied with.

Work Equipment & Tools

Exhibitors and contractors have duties under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) to ensure that all tools are fit for purpose and safe to use. All dangerous moving parts such as circular saws must be guarded with controls to prevent unauthorised use. The use of battery powered tools is strongly encouraged to reduce trailing cables and risk of electrical hazards. Power tools are to take power from the 110v centre tapped earths provided and not from cleaner’s sockets which are 240v. Those using mains powered tools must ensure that cables are not trailed across aisles. All portable electrical equipment must be subject to a suitable portable equipment testing regime.

Working at Height

Working at Height is a high risk activity and close attention will be taken on working practices during the build and dismantling of stands. Where possible working at height should be avoided and if unavoidable should use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall should one occur. Working at height is to be in accordance with LOLER and the Working at Heights Regulations. As such, all working at height is subject to risk assessment.

General Guidance:

  • All rigging is to be carried out by the official Rigging Contractor.
  • All working platforms are to have a guardrail, mid rail and toe board. Tools are to be kept on lanyards so far as is reasonably practicable.
  • Static and mobile access working platforms must be fit for purpose (see Working Platforms)
  • A Live Edge Working Policy will be enforced for the construction and dismantling phases where live edges are present.
  • Separate risk assessments are required for working on a live edge (before rails are in place). In such cases fall arrest equipment must always be used.
  • Operatives working at height other than on a static working platform designed for that purpose (e.g. Scaffold) must be clipped on.
  • Operatives working at height must have suitable head protection e.g. bump caps.
  • Ground access to areas in the vicinity must be controlled to prevent persons accidentally walking directly under high works. Ground workers in the vicinity must not work directly under high works and wear suitable head protection e.g. hard hats.

For further advice on working at height safety, please visit the Stop the Drop website or contact the Operations team.

Working Platforms

All Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS) must comply with LOLER and have had a Thorough Inspection (TI) in the previous 6 months. All working platforms are to have a guardrail, mid rail and toe board. Mobile access towers must be correctly constructed. Mobile access towers must be fit for purpose. Outriggers are to be used correctly with the correct height to width ratio (3.5 x shortest base width indoors and 3 x shortest base width outdoors). Mobile access towers may not be moved whilst in use and wheels must be locked off. Ladders must be footed or tied off and used in accordance with Construction (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations. The use of domestic ladders and steps is strictly forbidden. All of the above are a summarised guide. For full details on any particular aspect you must seek professional advice for instance look on the HSE website or feel free to seek advice from the Operations team.