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OSHA Recognized 3 – Levels of Skill – Work at Height

OSHA Recognized 3 – Levels of Skill – Work at Height

Did you realize that OSHA recognizes THREE ascending levels of skill when it come to Work at Height?  While it is easy to authorize a worker to perform work where fall hazards exist, you must also ensure more highly trained/knowledgeable persons are also present, or able to supervise: AUTHORIZED- a worker the employer assigns to perform a specific type of duty or may be in a specific location of an area in the workplace. The work authorized employee performs in situations where fall hazards...

Rescue and Emergency Services Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Rescue and Emergency Services Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Rescue and Emergency Services The employer shall have a rescue plan for every rope access work site or project. The plan shall provide for the prompt rescue and safe extrication of a sick, injured, or entangled rope access technician. The plan shall include the following provisions: The plan shall ensure that all persons conducting rope access work have been trained and are competent to perform self-rescue. The plan shall ensure that sufficient rope access technicians trained and competent in...

Tools and Work Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Tools and Work Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Tools and Work Equipment   All tools and equipment must be suitable for the work intended and compatible with rope access work. In particular, they shall not present a danger to the safe operation or integrity of the rope access system. Work using rope access techniques may be more exposed than most other work methods due to factors including the inability of the rope access technician to move from close proximity to the work itself and to any power source or tools being used. As a...

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access A suspended temporary work platform should be utilized if the work is such that the rope access technician may become overtired or suffer restriction to their blood flow. When such platforms are used in conjunction with rope access methods, the anchorages for the platform should be totally independent from anchorages used by rope access technicians as main lines or safety lines. Alternatively, support could be provided for the...

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access – Safe Practices For Rope Access Work – Access and Hazard Zones

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access – Safe Practices For Rope Access Work – Access and Hazard Zones

Access and Hazard Zones  Access Zone  An access zone shall be established.  Anchorages should normally be established outside the access zone so that the workers can don their harnesses and helmets and attach themselves to the working line(s) before entering into the access zone.  Appropriate fall protection measures shall be used by any personnel entering the access Zone.  Personnel in the access zone may require fall protection meeting the requirements of the jurisdiction or country of the...

Authorized Worker – Rope Access Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Authorized Worker – Rope Access Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Authorized Worker Section Held for Authorized Worker. Rope Access Equipment General: Components used in any system shall be compatible. Rope access devices shall be constructed so that inadvertent detachment or removal from the rope is not possible when the device is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. All equipment shall minimize damage to the rope under normal use. Equipment shall be functional in the environment in which it is used. Standards: Rope access equipment...

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level I Technician (Rope Access Worker) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level I Technician (Rope Access Worker) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level I Technician (Rope Access Worker) The Rope Access Worker shall have the appropriate training and qualifications for conducting standard rope access operations under the direct supervision of a Rope Access Supervisor or Rope Access Lead Technician and, at a minimum, limited rescue from rope access systems. The Rope Access Worker shall:  Duties and Responsibilities of the Level II Technician (Rope Access Lead Technician) Safe Practices For Rope Access...

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level II Technician (Rope Access Lead Technician) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level II Technician (Rope Access Lead Technician) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level II Technician (Rope Access Lead Technician) A Rope Access Lead Technician shall have the appropriate training, experience, and qualifications to perform all rope access work, rigging and, at a minimum, standard rescue procedures under the direction of a Rope Access Supervisor. A Rope Access Lead Technician may perform limited supervision over Rope Access Workers and other Rope Access Lead Technicians under the immediate direction of a Rope Access...

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level III Technician (Rope Access Supervisor) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level III Technician (Rope Access Supervisor) Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Level III Technician (Rope Access Supervisor) A Rope Access Supervisor shall have overall responsibility for the rope access work site and the rope access technicians assigned to that work site. To the extent that other qualified rope access technicians are assigned a duty or responsibility that is also designated as a duty or responsibility of the Rope Access Supervisor, the Rope Access Supervisor shall retain primary responsibility to ensure and/or verify...

Duties and Responsibilities of the Rope Access Program Administrator Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Rope Access Program Administrator Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Duties and Responsibilities of the Rope Access Program Administrator     A Rope Access Program Administrator is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, review, and revision of the employer's rope access program, and has overall responsibility for the program. The Rope Access Program Administrator will be responsible for setting up the employer’s rope access program and developing or approving the access work plan. At minimum, the administrator should have the...