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Health and safety for workers working at height by Innes Donaldson





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Health and safety for workers working at height


 
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Fall protection safety is one of the major steps that every company should adopt to keep their workers safe and sound. Workers are generally illiterate and thus they are not much aware about the precautionary measures and so it is very important for the management to teach all the workers how to take care of themselves and what measures of precautions should be taken.

Big companies have enough jobs to give them, especially the construction industry. Here is where the need for protection of the workers arises as their safety is to be taken care of by the employers on the legal ground. It is thus ethical on the part of a company to bring awareness amongst the workers regarding the fall hazards and its varied safety measures. The line managers and supervisors along with workers should be vigilant enough towards the workers safety program as it is very difficult to make the work areas absolutely accident proof.

Things that a worker is supposed to do

• Worker should know the whole surrounding where he is working.

• Proper safety things like safety harness, safety gears should be given to the worker.

• Workers should take all the precaution when he is working on the heights. Precaution is needed when he is working from 6ft and above.

• Presence of mind is also very important. Worker should be alert and should take good care while working.

Things that is to be done by management towards the fall protection safety program

Safety measures should be taken and all the precaution measures should be taken care of by the management

• Safety equipments should be provided by the management to all the workers.

• Supervisors should be appointed so that a constant check on the workers can be kept.

Fall Prevention Methods applied

1. Personal Fall Arrest Systems - These systems hold the worker providing full body harness with other parts like connector and anchor. It also includes a body belt that best holds the worker and keeps him away from ledges. Just in case the worker falls, the equipment arrests the worker and saves him from injury.

2. Safety Nets - Mostly visible in movies, it is a net that is placed almost 30 ft above the ground and has the flexibility to stretch up to 10-13ft beyond ensuring that if a worker falls on the net, nothing would happen to him.

3. Safety and Health Programmers - Through the safety and health programmers the management basically identifies the high risk workers through their past record and special care is taken off in their context.

4. Miscellaneous- Providing training to the workers for their safety, using warning lines, control zones, etc. These systems prove to be more beneficial when practically a situation surrounds the worker rather than the aforesaid conventional systems.

Thus these are the few things that all should keep in mind. The worker as well as the management should take care of the fall protection safety measures and they should be implemented as well. Protection will keep your staff safe and that is very important. So always take fall protection measures.

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