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 partner rescue are present and available to perform a rescue in a manner appropriate for the mechanism of injury or the patient’s medical condition.
The plan shall ensure that the Rope Access Supervisor is capable of managing a rescue incident and where appropriate, performing a rescue.
The plan shall include the information required to respond to the appropriate emergency services.
PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM– used to arrest a worker’s fall from a walking-working surface, if one occurs. This system consists of a body harness, anchorage, connector, and a means to connect the harness to the anchorage, such as a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline or a suitable combination of these items.