RESCUE PLAN WHEN WORKING AT HEIGHT

WORK AT HEIGHT ACCIDENTS

When somebody is unconscious and dangling from a rope, every second counts. If you see your co-worker in an awkward position or state can bring certain emotions. This is probably relief at first, because your colleague is still hanging in his harness. But, after witnessing an event like such, action is needed real fast! Then, having a plan in place at that time is absolutely necessary to make sure the worker is helped as swiftly as possible.

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MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RESCUE

What is a fall protection rescue plan?
What are the contents of a rescue plan?
Pre-assessing the site and contacting the right authorities
What items need to be covered in a rescue plan as rescue procedures?
What is the difference between a rescue plan and a fall protection plan?
What is a fall protection rescue plan?

A fall protection rescue plan (or for short, a rescue plan) is basically a pre-established guideline which will provide the tools aimed at rescuing workers after a fall.

What are the contents of a rescue plan?

Before a rescue plan is written, a proper pre-assessment of the worksite is needed and all rescue procedures need to be covered. This plan is not a static document, but after each incident or violation it needs to be updated!

Pre-assessing the site and contacting the right authorities

Find out about who, where, what and how before rescue procedures can be created.

What items need to be covered in a rescue plan as rescue procedures?
  • What rescue systems can/will be used in case a rescue is needed?
  • And do you know the location of rescue anchorage and materials?
  • All equipment types, attachment points on the harnesses
  • What are the types of training required
  • Do you know the actions for a successful rescue
What is the difference between a rescue plan and a fall protection plan?

A fall protection plan covers all the guidelines for working at height safe and to prevent accidents when working at height. A rescue plan on the other hand, describes all the procedures to rescue somebody who has actually fallen from height.

For your convenience, we have created a template in an interactive PDF format, which can be downloaded for free.

DOWNLOAD RESCUE PLAN TEMPLATE

For your convenience, we have created a template in an interactive PDF format, which can be downloaded for free.

You can print it or use it as an interactive PDF document.

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