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).
Eliminate the need to access the fall risk area, e.g. by locating or relocating items requiring inspection, maintenance or other attention, elsewhere.
Provide alternate means of access to the point or item to which access must be made which avoids the risk of a fall.
Barricade or enclose the fall risk so that it cannot be reached.
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
Equip operators with personal restraint hardware designed to allow access to work areas without encountering the risk of a fall.
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.
SAR - SAFETY ACCESS & RESCUE (A DIVISION OF ADVENTURE GUIDES)
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