Working Safely at Heights

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Published on February 15, 2014

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Falls can cause serious injury and, in some cases, even death. Training and proper equipment is crucial for working safely at heights. This presentation will give you 5 guidelines for working safely at heights.

Working Safely at Heights Falls can cause serious injury and, in some cases, even death. Training and proper equipment is crucial for working safely at heights. This presentation will give you 5 guidelines for working safely at heights. www.thedetaildevils.com.au © Copyright 2014 The Detail Devils ®

Workplace inspection www.thedetaildevils.com.au Before any work is started, an inspection needs to be done of the job site. Make sure thatyour risk assessment includes: • Checking that all surfaces are dry, stable and clear of clutter. Be aware of slopes. • Verifying that all working platforms have edge protection or barriers. • Identifying location of power lines that you may need to avoid. • Indentifying locations that may need additional hand grips or barriers. © Copyright 2014 The Detail Devils ®

Equipment www.thedetaildevils.com.au • Be sure you have all the necessary equipment for starting a job. For working at heights, such equipment will include body harnesses and lanyards. Inspect your safety equipment to make sure that they are in good working condition. • Inspect the equipment for flaws such as worn or broken parts. Do not use damaged equipment. © Copyright 2013 The Detail Devils ®

Confirm the safety of access and platforms www.thedetaildevils.com.au • You will need to decide how you are going to access your job site safely and follow safety measures accordingly. • Know the weight limitations of all your work platform equipment, such as scaffolds or forklifts © Copyright 2013 The Detail Devils ®

Close off access to the ground below the work site www.thedetaildevils.com.au • The ground below the job needs to be secured to avoid injury to anyone who may pass by. Erect barriers and use “No access” signs. • Doing so will help you maintain a controlled environment for the workers above. © Copyright 2013 The Detail Devils ®

Practice safety on the job www.thedetaildevils.com.au • Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, steel toe boots and a body harness. • Although the ground below your job may be secured, make sure all workers at heights have their tools secured to avoid falling objects. • Lastly, before leaving a job site, be sure that everything is secured and all tools are put away. © Copyright 2013 The Detail Devils ®

Call The Detail Devils 1300 768 019 www.thedetaildevils.com.au Any questions? © Copyright 2013 The Detail Devils ®

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