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MODULE 8: Rescue Plan and Procedures

August 23, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The employer is required to provide prompt rescue to all fallen workers. A Rescue Plan must be prepared and maintained when workers are using fall protection equipment.

The plan must contain provisions for self-rescue and assisted rescue of any worker who falls including rescue equipment. If other methods of rescue are planned (i.e. a jurisdictional public or Government emergency rescue agencies), it must be indicated in the rescue plan including how to contact and summon the agency to the mishap site.

Personnel conducting rescue must be trained accordingly

If required, anchorages for self-rescue and assisted–rescue shall be identified, selected, and documented in Site-Specific Fall protection and Prevention Plan.

Anchorages selected for rescue must be capable of withstanding static loads of 3,000 pounds, or five times the applied loads as designed by a QP.

Workers using fall protection equipment must have an assigned safety person (spotter) also known as the “buddy system”, who will be within visual and/ or verbal range to initiate rescue of the fallen worker if required.

Rescue equipment used for self-rescue or assisted-rescue (i.e. SRL with rescue capability) must meet ANSI Z359.4 and Z359.14.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]