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Work at height - emergency rescue procedures

When working at height the priority is to prevent emergencies including falls onto safety harnesses etc. However, emergency rescue procedures must also be in place:
  • To comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, emergency procedures for stuck access equipment and deployed fall arrest must be considered. There must be a plan in place which outlines how someone would be recovered if they were to fall.
  • When deciding on the method of rescue, it must be proportionate to the risk; the emergency services should never be relied upon. The method of rescue doesn’t need to be complicated - it may simply involve lowering a worker hanging on a deployed...