What is a Working at Heights Rescue Plan?
A working at heights rescue plan is a template that once filled out, contains all information necessary to smooth out the response process during the event of an employee’s fall arrest equipment being used.
What is the purpose of a Working at Heights Rescue Plan?
The purpose of this rescue plan is to establish site-wide guidelines for the response to falls from heights. This plan is intended to help reduce the risks to a worker’s health following a fall, or fall arrest along with minimizing the amount of risk to all involved during a rescue.
Why do I need a Working at Heights Rescue Plan?
If your job site involves work done using fall arrest or prevention equipment, you need to be prepared to handle the safe rescue of an employee in need of help. Having a plan in place minimizes the chance of injury for the employee being rescued and all the rescuers involved.
How do I use a Working at Heights Rescue Plan?
Print out and fill the document with your staff, appoint an emergency contact and rescuers that have adequate training and experience using necessary equipment. Revisit and fill out a new plan at least once a year. Have the filled document available on the jobsite.
The following provides a listing of sample templates, documents, articles and other resources to help you in carrying out your duties and managing your worksite. It is expected that the documents will be amended to suit the styles, needs and circumstances of the individual, or company, involved. These resources are not intended to replace an individual’s, or a company’s, professional and skillful judgement. Each template, document and article and other resource should be assessed within the context of the individual’s, or company’s own day-to-day operation. Individuals and companies must exercise proper judgment respecting the correctness and applicability of the material. Hard Hat Hunter accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and expressly disclaims any such responsibility.