6 Working At Height

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Working At Height :

Working At Height 

What is Work at Height?:

What is Work at Height? Work in any place from which a person could fall a distance is liable to cause personal injury

Working At Height:

Working At Height A place is 'at height' if a person could be injured falling from it, even it is at or below ground level. 'Work' includes moving around at a place of work.

Fall Protection:

Fall Protection Falls from height is the biggest killer on construction sites. The following section provides advice for WORKING SAFELY

Fall Protection:

Fall Protection If you work 4 feet or more above the ground, then you know that requires you to have a fall arrest system in place

What is Fall Protection?:

What is Fall Protection? Fall protection is the backup system planned for a worker who could loose his or her balance at height, in order to control or eliminate injury potential.

Why are these rules important?:

Why are these rules important? These safety regulations have been made to prevent the Deaths and Injuries caused by falls at work

A Fall Arrest System:

A Fall Arrest System A fall arrest system is employed when a worker is a risk of falling from an elevated position

Fall Protection Systems :

Fall Protection Systems Fall protection systems consist of devices that arrest a free fall or devices that restrain a worker in a position to prevent a fall from occurring.

Fall Arrest System:

Fall Arrest System 1. Tie-off Point 2.Lifeline 3.Rope Grab 4.Shock-Absorbing Lanyard 5.Cross-Arm Strap 6.Retractable Lifeline 7.Full-Body Harness 8.Restraining Belt 9.Restraining Lanyard 10.Carabiner

A positioning System:

A positioning System A positioning system restrains the elevated worker, preventing him from getting into a hazardous position where a fall could occur, and also allows hands-free work. Both systems have three components: harnesses or belts, connection devices and tie-off points.

Fall Arrest System:

Fall Arrest System

Positioning System:

Positioning System 1.Tie-off Point 2.Lifeline 3.Rope Grab 4.Shock-Absorbing Lanyard 5.Cross-Arm Strap 6.Retractable Lifeline 7.Full-Body Harness 8.Restraining Belt 9.Restraining Lanyard 10.Carabiner

Do the Rules apply to you?:

Do the Rules apply to you? The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.


RISK AT WORKSITE AREA HAZARD REMADIAL ACTION WORKING AT HEIGHT Fall from height Properly made access & egress by means of stair, ladders, scaffolds & platform. -Handrail, mid rail with toe guard. -Safety belt to all workmen -Proper anchorage of safety belt to permanent structures. -Guy rope for anchoring lifeline of safety belt for safe horizontal movement at height. Fall of material from height Suitable guard or safety net to be provided.


Precautions Avoid risks from Fragile Surfaces Prevent Falling Objects Warn about Danger Areas Inspect work equipment Persons at work should: Follow instructions and training Advise employer of hazards/risks to health and safety




DON’T LOSE YOUR LIFE Is better to lose one minute in life... than to lose life in a minute.

Quiz Time!:

Quiz Time! 1. Fall Protection is a backup system designed to protect a worker from a fall from height. a. True b. False 2. Falls from heights are the most commonly reported of all falls. a. True b. False

Quiz Time!:

Quiz Time! 3. Construction, maintenance and tree trimming workers are some of the earlier users of fall protection. a. True b. False 4.The D-ring attachment for the body harness must be located near the front center of the body directly over the breast bone . a. True b. False

Quiz Time!:

Quiz Time! 5.The full-body harness is the primary means of fall protection in general industry and construction. a. True b. False



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