Working at heights is a daily required skill on our construction sites, but with proper management, training, equipment, and resources, it doesn’t have to be a number one critical risk category factor.
Whenever working with the potential of hanging by a harness, a rescue plan must be in effect. The rescue plan must be written in the hazard analysis and employees must be trained on the plan. The goal is to rescue the employee as soon as possible and limit the hanging time to the least amount of time possible. Plan for a worker that is unconscious and ensure all the rescue equipment in the vicinity.
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