Safety Procedures For Your Company Employees Working At Heights

Some jobs are more dangerous than others. Some require that you put yourself in situations or locations, but that doesn’t mean that the necessary safety precautions to prevent accidents from happening.



Take safety seriously, to avoid serious injuries or even death. Working at heights can be particularly hazardous, causing almost 500,000 accidents in Europe and 40,000 counts of disability, which lead to permanent work disability. 1,000 out of the 40,000 end up as fatalities.



If you have a business in which workers will be needed to work from heights, you should apply the following tips to your company:



  • Ensure that you identify all the height work that’s going to be done at your business.
  • Assess all the possible risks of such situations, like the ones pertaining to the employees who are working at the height and the ones working on the ground.
  • Try not to have your employees do height work if it’s not a necessity.
  • If the employees must work at a height, do a full assessment of the work at height.
  • Consult with various officials or employees about the control measures.
  • Make sure and apply the control measures you have discussed.
  • Make a checklist of the protocols that you will enforce to ensure employee safety.
  • Re-evaluate the risks for height work, based on employee change or in the aftermath of an accident.
  • Inform all member of your business of the rules designed for the deterrence of accidents from working at height.



A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.







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