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Health and Safety in Roof Work

Please find attached a copy of the 2020 Health and Safety in Roof Work HSG33.

Appendix 2 is the use of safety nets and confirms the use of nets as a ‘Collective Passive Protection’ system which will help members when they have main contractors insisting on work restraint or positioning systems needing to be used where the nets are deemed to be adequate protection.

It is now available to download from the HSE website ( and is also available to order as hard copy.

Peter Walker

BCSA Director Health, Safety and Training