Do you know how safe your employees are when working from a height?
Each year there are thousands of preventable slips and falls on worksites. These falls can result in musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations, and sometimes death. While some falls are caused by environmental factors, like slippery surfaces from the rain, there are still methods and ways to avoid worker injury from falls. The majority of workplace falls can be avoided with proper planning, policies and procedures.
Our checklist focuses on four criteria: hazard identification, height safety systems, accessibility & housekeeping and in-house training. Our fall prevention checklist will enable you to deeply analyse these four areas and allow you to think through every aspect of your work environment and its conditions.
We ask questions like: “Can all falls be arrested before they hit the ground or any other lower object?” and “Can three points of contact always be maintained when using the ladders?”
While some questions may seem obvious, by consciously reminding yourself to check the answer, you are guaranteeing your safety measures are sufficient in protecting your workers. By asking these questions, you can evaluate your current policies and procedures and how to improve them to ensure the safety of your employees.
Regularly using our height safety checklist can guarantee your policies, planning and procedures will continue to protect your workers.
For further inspection into the degree of height safety systems of your organisation, take our free online Height Safety Health Check. This quiz will ask you questions regarding your organisation, your height safety systems and current knowledge and training practices. Upon completion, you will receive a report outlining areas of concern in your height safety systems.
If you have questions regarding our fall prevention checklist, or if require our assistance in improving your current height safety systems, contact our team of experts.