Thursday, September 24, 2020

Work at Height Checklist

Checklist Procedure for Working at Heights

Working at heights is a general demand for various jobs and occupations, especially in the construction sector in the entire world where construction is taking place at such a rapid rate. Working at heights, is also common factor across multiple other sectors, from agriculture, to households with the cleaning of windows or changing of light bulbs, and in the office environment where stacking takes place. Working at heights is a common hazard that can lead to severe and fatal injuries and even deaths. In UAE, as in many parts of the world, falls from heights and falling objects are the leading cause of fatal injuries on worksites causing almost 50% of fatal injuries. This work at height checklist is very useful and beneficial for occupational health and safety professionals and supervisors contains information and details of procedures, helps the workers in safe work practices when working at heights. 

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1. Work at Height Control Method:

  1. Railings
  2. Travel Restraint
  3. Fall Arrest 

Where Fall Arrest Applies:

  1. Is there a documented emergency plan?
  2. Has a horizontal lifeline system been designed by a professional engineer?

2. Equipment for Access to Work at Height:

  1. Ladders
  2. Scaffold
  3. Power elevated work platform
  4. Other: __________________

3. Worker Training:

  1. Work at height certification (mandatory in UAE or country or state where your business exist)
  2. Power elevated work platform operation (oral and written)
  3. Scaffold building and dismantling

4. Equipment Inspection:

  1. Did power elevate work platform maintenance inspections documented and complete?
  2. Did power elevate work platform manufacturer’s design certification available?
  3. All ladders inspected and in good condition?
  4. All safety harness gear certified and inspected?
  5. Did scaffold inspect prior to use?

5.  Working Near Excavations/Overhead Utilities

  1. Is the control zone identified?  Dependent on the depth of dig, and soil composition, overhead wires
  2. Are travel restriction systems in place when work is required in the control zone?

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