construction access workerWorking at heights is associated with enormous danger, difficult weather conditions and a threat to life and health. Employees in their daily work are exposed to falls from a height. Only people who have undergone appropriate training and have the required qualifications, knowledge and experience may practice this profession. Therefore, we have organized construction access training which gives you the right to work at height. The course is intended primarily for people involved in construction. Participants will learn how to secure their work using modern methods of securing at height. The training will also be useful for height specialists who will get practical advice and expand their professional knowledge. Professionals from other fields, such as installers, electricians, etc. can also benefit from the course. Good protection will also be useful in this type of work. During training, we place great emphasis on safety and first aid skills. Our classes are not only theoretical, but also practical, thanks to which graduates will have all the necessary qualifications, skills and abilities to start working at height.

During the training, students will learn:

  • basic principles of labor protection,
  • tying knots,
  • climbing techniques,
  • rescue,
  • medical assistance.

In theoretical classes, participants learn:

  • how to ensure the safety of yourself and others,
  • how to tie knots to work competently with ropes,
  • how to deal with emergencies.

construction rope access Our experienced instructors will show you how to organize work at high altitudes, conduct an analysis of the situation and eliminate the threat. The practical part includes classes during which the participants practice in the hall, structures, high altitudes, in various weather conditions, and there are also practical exercises on structures under the roof. Students acquire basic knowledge and practical skills of climbing and descending on ropes, belaying methods and techniques at height. At the end of the course, students take a theoretical and practical exam. After receiving a positive result in both parts, the participants receive a certificate that confirms the acquired skills and entitles them to work at height.

Work at height

Work at height includes work where there is a possibility of a worker falling from a height of 1.8 m or more and there is a risk of a worker falling from a height of less than 1.8 m if the work is performed on mechanical machines, the surface of liquids or loose materials. fine-grained, protruding objects. Work at height is characterized by increased danger, the performance of which is associated with a large number of accidents. Depending on the production conditions, all work at height is divided into:

Work with the use of scaffoldingThese are work at height, which involves the use of scaffolding, platforms, towers, cradles, ladders, and work performed on platforms with 1.1 m or more high handrails;
Work without the use of scaffoldingThese are work carried out at a height of 5 m or more and work carried out at a distance of less than 2 m from the unblocked height differences greater than 5 m on a stand without a handrail or with a handrail lower than 1.1 m.

It should be noted that the nature of work at height can be very different. Belong to them:

  • washing the facade,
  • installation of advertising banners,
  • preventive maintenance of air conditioning,
  • installation of various types of structures both on the facade and inside the building.

In order to avoid high injuries at work, it is necessary to implement a number of additional measures with which safety will be guaranteed. The use of personal protective equipment is an essential part of the process of preventing and reducing occupational risk for professionals working at height. The personal protective equipment includes:

  • a helmet protecting against head injuries,
  • goggles,
  • shields or screens to protect the eyes from floating dust particles and bright light,
  • protective gloves,
  • appropriate type of shoes that protect against foot injuries,
  • signal suit and vests,
  • a restraint or positioning system consisting of: a safety belt with a carabiner to which a safety rope or sling is attached,
  • anchorage component.

There are no general requirements as to the composition of personal protective equipment, it all depends on the work performed. However, there are some requirements for the hardware itself:

  • must be in good technical condition and must not exceed the permissible wear and tear,
  • must be complete,
  • storage must take place in a dry room in accordance with the instructions,
  • you must not repair them yourself,
  • if necessary, tests should be carried out and the result recorded on the product sheet.

What are the requirements for employees when working at height?

There are certain requirements for hazardous work that must be met, otherwise unpleasant situations can arise - from a fine to criminal liability. For this reason, people working in this profession must be of legal age, undergo preliminary or medical examinations, during which any contraindications are examined, and must undergo training in occupational health and safety as well as work at height. The safe work at height system obliges employees to carry out medical examinations and compulsory psychiatric examinations of employees, and in the event of any contraindications, the employee cannot practice his profession. Contraindications must be confirmed by a medical certificate. Only a person who has undergone appropriate training authorizing to practice this profession, passed the exams with a positive result and has the appropriate documents may be admitted to work at height.

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