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 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.

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