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No Falls Week 2024

EDM (Early Day Motion) 554: tabled on 25 March 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That the House marks No Falls Week 2024, which takes place between 13 and 17 May 2024; acknowledges that this week is an opportunity to recognise the powerful grassroots campaign dedicated to promoting safe working at height, providing an opportunity for organisations in all sectors to focus on working at height safely; mourns the 40 people who lost their lives due to a fall from height in Scotland, England and Wales in 2022-23 according to Health and Safety Executive figures; recognises that falls from height were responsible for 30% of all workplace deaths and that every year thousands of non-fatal falls take place, estimated at as many as 100 every day; understands that the No Falls Foundation has produced a toolkit with resources and guidelines to assist organisations in planning and implementing activities to commemorate No Falls Week; and supports the calls encouraging employers not only to contribute to the broader narrative of safety in working at height, but also to demonstrate their dedication to the wellbeing of their employees.