EEVA | Working at heights

When working at heights, everyone is obliged to use fall protection.

In an industrial environment, work is often carried out at height. This may be during maintenance work, repairs, inspections or simply during daily operations such as loading and unloading trucks, etc.

Falling from height is one of the most frequent causes of accidents. The severity of the injuries in many cases is high to very high. It is therefore in everyone's interest that all facilities are used correctly. This ranges from platforms, ladders, railings, aerial work platforms, scaffoldings, loading bridges, cages, ... to the individual fall harness being worn and fastened correctly.

Measures aimed at collective protection always take precedence over measures aimed at individual protection.

Before starting work, the client must carry out a risk analysis.

If it concerns a standard routine action, the results of the analysis can be inserted in a work instruction so that the same measures are always taken. However, it must be critically examined whether this analysis is still applicable in case any adjustments have been made to the method or installation.

When it concerns non-routine work, the JSA must be made each time again.