Saving lives by stopping falls

The Foundation

The No Falls Foundation is the first and only UK-based charity devoted exclusively to the work at height sector. The Foundation is dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the life-changing consequences of a fall.

Every year literally hundreds of thousands of people work at height in a variety of industry sectors. Some are more obvious than others, such as construction, roofing and facilities management, but there are also countless others who work at height on a day-to-day basis - often without realising it - in shops, offices, factories and hospitals. The list is almost endless. 

What they all have in common is risk. The risk of a fall that might kill them or leave them with serious life-changing injuries with potentially devastating consequences for their families, friends and work colleagues. 

According to figures published by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), during the five-year period 2012/13 - 2016/17, falls from height in the workplace accounted for an average of 40 fatal injuries per year (28% of the total of 712 fatal injuries over this period). 

Not just the most common cause of fatal injury, falls from height also accounted for an estimated 43,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year - an average of 118 injuries every day.  

The No Falls Foundation, in partnership with stakeholders such as the Access Industry Forum (AIF), other trade associations and professional bodies committed to advancing health and safety, has three distinct objectives:

  •  To help keep people safe by creating greater awareness and understanding of the risks associated with working at height;
  • To better understand the causes of falls from height through research and the exchange of information and knowledge; 
  • To support those people facing the aftermath and consequences of a fall from height.

You can help by getting involved and identifying with the aims and aspirations of this brand new charity which has the backing of a wide cross- section of stakeholders. 

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