Working at Height Rescue Plan

This working at height rescue plan package includes:

The rescue plan can provide you with a well-structured and organised approach to responding to a fall at a workplace and minimise the risk of an injury in the event of a fall from height.

$35.00 - Includes 10% Tax

What is a Working at Height Rescue Plan?

A working at height rescue plan is a written document that outlines the procedures and precautions to be taken in case of an emergency situation where a worker becomes injured, incapacitated or trapped while working at height.

The rescue plan includes all the necessary information, equipment and the nominated personnel required to safely rescue a worker and prevent further injury or harm.

Work at Height Rescue Plan

An effective working at height rescue plan should identify the following:

  • The potential hazards and risks associated with the work at height activities.
  • The potential rescue scenarios that could occur.
  • The rescue equipment, tools and plant that are required to execute the rescue plan.
  • The qualifications and experience necessary for the rescue team.
  • Communication protocols and procedures to be followed in case of an emergency.
  • Precautions to be taken before and during the rescue operation.
  • The post rescue procedures to be followed, including administering first aid, medical attention and debriefing.
  • The plan should also be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure it remains relevant and effective.

Note: Having a robust working at height rescue plan in place can help prevent incidents, ensure the safety of workers and minimise the potential for loss of life or injury.

Working at Heights Rescue Legislation

Under the WHS Regulation section 80, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who provides a fall arrest system as a control measure must establish emergency and rescue procedures. The rescue procedures must be tested to confirm they are effective.

In effect, the workers must be provided with suitable and adequate information, training and instruction in relation to the emergency procedures. Refer to the Code of Practice for Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces.

How to Develop a Working at Height Rescue Plan

Developing a working at height rescue plan involves undertaking several key steps, inclusive of:

1. Identifying the hazards: Identify all potential hazards associated with working at height. This should be done by conducting a comprehensive risk assessment of the working area.

Be Aware of the Inertia Effect

       Be Aware of the Inertia Effect

2. Developing a rescue plan: Based on the identified hazards, develop a comprehensive rescue plan that outlines the procedures and equipment to be used in case of an emergency.

3. Selecting the right equipment: Select the right equipment based on the nature of the hazards and rescue scenarios identified in the rescue plan. Ensure that all equipment is maintained and inspected regularly.

4. Identifying and training rescue personnel: Identify and train personnel who will be responsible for executing the rescue plan. These individuals should be properly trained, experienced and qualified to execute the plan safely.

5. Developing communication protocols: Develop communication protocols and procedures for coordinating the rescue operation. These should include an emergency response plan, communication channels and instructions for calling for assistance.

6. Implementing and practicing the plan: Once the rescue plan has been developed, it should be implemented and practiced. All workers should be trained on the plan and should know their role in case of an emergency.

Fall Protection Equipment

Having well-maintained and up-to-date rescue equipment is crucial for ensuring the safety of workers who are undertaking work height.

Training employees in the proper use of this equipment and establishing emergency response procedures are equally important to ensure a quick and efficient response in the event of a fall.

Rescue Kit

Self-Rescue Devices

These devices are designed to be worn by workers at height and can be activated in case of a fall, allowing the worker to lower themselves safely to the ground or a lower level.

Some self-rescue devices have integrated descent mechanisms, while others may use controlled descent equipment. These devices are compact, lightweight and easy to use, providing workers with an added layer of protection and autonomy in the event of a fall.

Rescue Kits and Systems

Fall rescue kits and systems are comprehensive packages that include a variety of tools and equipment necessary for rescuing a worker who has fallen from height. These kits typically contain items such as harnesses, ropes, pulleys and descenders, along with detailed instructions on how to perform a successful rescue.

They are typically used by trained rescue teams or designated personnel responsible for responding to fall emergencies on worksites. Having a properly equipped rescue team and well-maintained rescue kits is critical for ensuring a quick and effective response in the event of a fall.

Tripods and Winches

Tripods and winches are specialised fall rescue equipment used when the structure or terrain makes it challenging to perform a traditional rescue. The tripod acts as a stable anchor point, and the winch system allows for controlled raising or lowering of the fallen worker.

These tools are often employed in confined spaces or areas where traditional rescue methods may not be feasible. They require specific training and expertise to ensure proper setup and operation to execute safe and successful rescues.

Note: Regular inspections and maintenance of rescue equipment are essential to guarantee their reliability when needed most.

Suspension Trauma

Suspension trauma is a condition that can occur when a person is suspended in a harness for an extended period of time. The weight of the person’s body compresses the veins in their legs, which prevents blood from returning to the heart. This can lead to a decrease in blood pressure, oxygen deprivation to the brain and eventually unconsciousness.

Suspension Trauma Straps

              Using Suspension Trauma Straps

The symptoms of suspension trauma typically start after 10-20 minutes of suspension. They may include light-headedness, nausea, sweating, numbness in the legs and blurred vision.

There are several things that can be done to prevent suspension trauma. These include:

  • Using a fall arrest system with integrated relief steps or suspension trauma straps that can help alleviate some of the pressure on the legs while waiting for rescue.
  • Perform leg exercises, such as flexing and extending your legs, to help maintain blood circulation. Workers should also be educated on recognizing the symptoms of suspension trauma and understand the importance of remaining calm while awaiting rescue.
  • Rescuing the person as soon as possible if they fall and are suspended in a harness.

Note: Suspension trauma can be a serious condition that can be fatal. By following the safety tips above, you can help to prevent this from happening.

About this Working at Height Rescue Plan

  • This work at height rescue plan template provides a structured and organised approach to responding to a fall at a workplace and minimises the risk of injury in the event of a fall from height.
  • The plan includes a significant amount of example text to help you develop the plan with minimal effort.

Contents of this Working at Height Rescue Plan

This rescue plan has provisions for the following aspects of an emergency rescue at height:

  • Introduction.
  • Terms and definitions.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Rescue plan testing.
  • Work site information and contacts.
  • Expected injuries from a fall from height.
  • Assessment of fall hazards and risk assessment.
  • Work at height rescue training.
  • Work at height rescue equipment (e.g. fall protection, anchor points).
  • Access plant and other equipment to be used.
  • The work at height rescue process.
  • Suspension trauma or suspension intolerance.
  • Emergency services and medical facilities.
  • Reporting process and duty to notify.
  • Post-rescue procedures.
  • Work from heights rescue flowchart.

Why Choose to Buy this Working at Heights Rescue Plan?

  • This working at heights rescue plan can assist you in ensuring that all work at height rescue hazards and risks are identified and controlled to a reasonably practicable level.
  • The plan can enable you to comply with your legislative obligations under section 80 of the work health and safety regulation. (i.e. To establish emergency procedures, including rescue procedures).

After purchasing this working at heights rescue plan you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the plan to create your own working at height rescue plan.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the plan.
  • Use in any industry or sector, regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Working at Heights Rescue Plan

  • This work at height rescue plan template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
  • The plan will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.

Working at Heights Rescue Plan

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