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Working At Height

Any situation where a person could be injured by falling, even if the place they fall from is at or below ground level.

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Construction (design and management) Regulations 2015


A person who works in a particular subject

Wrongful Dismissal

When an employee's contract is terminated but not at a professional level

WHOIS Search

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