Some Of The Best Safety Tips For Employees Working At Heights

Safety procedures while on the job is a very important aspect of the employees who are working at heights. There are quite a lot of accidents which may possibly come as a result of working at height.

 

Did you know that falls due to working at height accounts for just about 500,000 accidents in Europe? 40,000 of those falls may lead to disability, which may result in an inability to work. 1,000 of those falls are fatal.

 

You should keep these safety tips in mind when you have employees working at heights for your company. Here they are:

 

  • You have to make an assessment of all the risks that may include the workers at height or the workers on grown level, which may be affected by a falling object.

 

  • Try to eliminate any need for people to work at height if you can.

 

  • If you can’t avoid having to work at heights, a full assessment of the situation should be done.

 

  • Make consultations with various officials and employees concerning the control measures that have to be taken and ensure that these control measures are applied.

 

  • Create protocols and make checklists that will ensure that the protocols are enforced. Keep the checklists so that they can be applied in other instances.

 

  • Re-evaluate the risks, especially if there is a case where there is a change in personnel or if an accident has happened.

 

  • Ensure that everyone involved in the company is aware of the rules in place to help prevent the work-related accidents in 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 MOL 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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