What are the changes to the guardrails in respect to working platforms?
The new Regulations require that handrails have a minimum height for construction work of 950 mm, increased from 910 mm in the old Regulations. Where existing 910 mm handrails are fixed in place they can remain at that height until they are changed. Any gap between the top rail and any intermediate rail should not exceed 470 mm. Toe-boards shall be suitable and sufficient. Reference: Work at Height Regulations 2005. The Statutory Instrument link to external website can be downloaded from Her Majesty’s Stationery Office web site. HSE has produced a free leaflet entitled The Working at Height Regulations 2005: A brief guide (INDG401). Alternatively, hard copies are available from HSE Books.