The recent case of an NHS trust being prosecuted and fined by the HSE after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof, highlights the risk to both service users and service providers of unauthorised access to roofs and other high level building areas.
Good practice would ensure that access to roof area is made as difficult as possible by using anti-climb products to prevent downpipes being used as a method of reaching dangerous heights.
The pipework protectors can be used in isolation to cover the lowest 2.5m or 3m of the downpipe, or as a whole system, including corners, Tee and stop ends to cover all exposed pipework.
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