HIERARCHY OF CONTROL OF RISKS FOR PEOPLE WORKING AT HEIGHT (AS 1891)

 

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Identify the hazards (i.e. a fall) and assess the likelihood and consequence of each hazard (i.e. injury or death).

Elimination

Eliminate the need to access the fall risk area, e.g. by locating or relocating items requiring inspection, maintenance or other attention, elsewhere.

Substitution

Provide alternate means of access to the point or item to which access must be made which avoids the risk of a fall.

Isolation

Barricade or enclose the fall risk so that it cannot be reached.

Fall Protection

Provide personal protective equipment that either prevents a fall or reduces the risk or severity of a fall or, in the event of a fall minimizes the risk of injury.

 

   

 

HIERARCHY OF FALL PROTECTION OPTIONS

 

Fall Restraint

Equip operators with personal restraint hardware designed to allow access to work areas without encountering the risk of a fall.

Work Positioning

Enclose or encapsulate operators in work positioning devices such as elevating work platforms, swing stages or building maintenance units, or support them by means of an industrial rope access system so that the risk of a fall is minimized.

Limited Free Fall Arrest (Restrained Fall Arrest)

Equip operators with personal fall-arrest hardware that will not prevent a fall but will limit the distance and severity of the fall.

Free Fall Arrest

Equip operators with personal fall-arrest hardware that will not prevent a fall but will minimize the risk of injury in the event of a fall.

 

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