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Work At Height Training

Working at heights is a common requirement for many jobs and occupations, especially in the construction sector in the UAE and GCC region where construction is taking place at such a rapid rate. Each person responsible for health and safety at work can decide on the best way to implement the program at their worksite to raise awareness about the dangers of working at heights.

Working at height means: Working in any place where, if precautions are not taken, a person

could fall and injure themselves. This includes places above, at or below ground level.

 

Control Measure:                                                                                    

  • Elimination

Don’t do a job at height if you can do it on the ground.

  • Substitution

Substitute all defective or dangerous equipment with new or safer equipment.

  • Engineering Controls, Isolation

Try to design out risks and eliminate them altogether.

  • Administrative Controls

Use signs and exclusion zones to keep people out of dangerous areas.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety harnesses should be in good condition and be used by trained workers.

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