Think safe. Work safe. Be safe
Whether you work at heights every day or just once in a while, your safety focus during those times is of utmost importance. It takes one mistake to turn a routine work task into a fatality. In a three-part series, Narendra Shah, Director and Site Manager at Bayer Vapi shares tips for working safely at heights.
Tips for Working Safely at Height – Part 3 of 3In my last article, we learnt about different methodologies available for implementing risk control measures.
In this concluding part of the article, we will elaborate on some more aspects which must be reviewed prior to working at height is undertaken. People often underestimate the risk of falling, because the job will only take a few minutes. Therefore, there are a number of proper precautions that need to be taken before someoneenters an unsafe work area at height.
Static lines and anchor points
Each component of the system and its attachment to an anchorage must be inspected by a competent person:
Equipment fit for duty
Rescue procedures for falls
Reviewing risk control measures
Five reasons why a LMRA is necessary:
Training and CompetenceThe training provided to individuals is to be determined by training needs analysis that should include the nature of the work, areas of work, designation of the person
Fitness for work - working at heights
Employees/Contractors shall advise their supervisor if they are not fit to perform work at height for any reason including consideration of medical conditions.
Competent person training
Working safely and securely at heights calls for planning, education, and persistence and cannot come with a chance. Follow these tips and work safely at height.
About the author:
Narendra Shah is Director and Site Manager at Bayer Vapi and comes with over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry.