Accidents can be prevented, if the correct procedures are in place:
Tips to help prevent accidents whilst working at height
- Undertake a risk assessment to work out the hazards associated with each task involving working at height.
- Avoid the need for working at height by completing work from ground level with the aid of extendable tools and equipment. If this is not possible then think about how best to prevent a fall from happening.
- Segregate vehicles from work at height activities by using fixed barriers Coordinate vehicles and work at height activity to take place at different times.
- Check that you have planned the work properly and that there is a safe system of work in place for workers to follow Ensure that working at height is supervised by a competent person, who has knowledge of the risks involved.
- Train workers in the use of work at height equipment and safety measures Discuss the contents of your risk assessment, including the importance of implementing the controls provided to reduce identified risks.
OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Certification
OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 is an internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety, providing a framework for organisations to accomplish efficient and effective management of health and safety in the workplace.
Certification to OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 clearly demonstrates that you are committed to Health and Safety compliance requirements, whether you are a service, manufacturing industry, self employed, sole trader, limited company or multi site international organisation; it is appropriate to all levels of business.
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