What: New safety regulations for working at height.
When: The regulations will come into effect in April for factories only. They will be extended to all workplaces from April next year.
Why it matters: Falls from height are the biggest cause of workplace deaths, accounting for more than 100 cases - over a third of total deaths - in the last five years.
The new guidelines include the need for a proper fall prevention plan for working-at-height activities in factories with 50 or more workers. They also require designers of any industrial rope access system to ensure that it can be installed safely.