Saturday, July 11, 2020

Work at Height Permit to Work-PTW

Work at Height Permit

1.Various Types of Working at Heights
⦁ If work is carried out with a potential to fall 2-metres (6-feets) or where there is a difference between levels ≥500mm and the fall could cause injury.
⦁ From a portable ladder for example short duration, simple, 3-points contact not maintained, roof or platform
⦁ Where Scissor lift, elevated work platform, etc.
Using the platform and approved access ladders with proper controls do not require a task or work permit
2. Mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Tools/Equipment/Machinery
⦁ Full body harness, personal energy absorber, lanyards, etc.
⦁ Approved anchor points travel restraint system.
⦁ Approved ladders, scissor lifts, elevating work platform (EWPs), scaffold.
⦁ Standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety eye wear, safety gloves, safety shoes, HV jackets, face visor, mask, etc.
Other PPE /tools may be required to be used, e.g. safety helmet.

3. Before Work Start
⦁ Entire fall protection system/equipment shall comply with relevant required standard and are appropriately tagged with current inspection dates.
⦁ Single worker fall arrest anchor points shall be suited of resisting/tolerating 15kN (1500kg)
⦁ Identify whether the task/activity needs a Fall Arrest System (FAS) or a Fall Restraint System (FRS)
⦁ Fall Arrest System (FAS) or a Fall Restraint System (FRS) require a full-body harness with a shock-absorbing lanyard or personal energy absorbing device
⦁ Elevating Work Platform (EWPs), conform to relevant approved design standards
⦁ Fall Arrest System (FAS) or a Fall Restraint System (FRS) shall be worn in all boom type Elevating Work Platform (EWPs).
⦁ If a work method requires isolation and reattach at height, a Dual Lanyard System (DLS) shall be utilized to ensure one connection point is maintained at all times.
⦁ Always make sure that working in isolation does not occur.
⦁ Tools and other objects shall be secured to prevent falling from overhead.
⦁ Confirm that the JSEA details the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) if a fall from height happens, including review for rapid improvement.
⦁ Competency of the workforce to work at height and operate equipment/tool or machinery.
⦁ Confirm that worker/technician are medically competent to perform work at height. 
⦁ Drop zones have been defined and well-established.
⦁ Recovery plans are understood and equipment/tool/machinery is available for prompt use.

4. Precautions to be Taken During Work
⦁ Always wear the Standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided and indicated.
⦁ When a Fall Arrest System (FAS) or a Fall Restraint System (FRS) is in use, always ensure connection to a lanyard (for personnel and tools).
⦁ If circumstances or controls change, STOP, return to ground level and re-assess.
⦁ Equipment/tool and access are secure if the area is left unattended.
5. Completion of Work
⦁    Ensure that the area is free of any debris and all equipment/light machinery removed.

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