Safe work method statement - Work at heights - Anchorage points
Anchorage points can vary from a single anchorage point to straps placed around suitable beams or incorporated in a fall arrest/prevention system to support a static line.
- Anchor points may be fitted to davit arms or tripods when used for confined space entry and rescue work.
Permanent anchorage points
Permanent anchor points associated with a building or structure require certification on installation and recertification annually.
Tasks associated with anchorage points includes:
- Inspection and maintenance of anchorage points;
- Installation and fitment of anchorage points;
- Accessing anchorage points for the purpose of connection.
Safety procedure includes
Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.
- Consultation with employees.
- Generation of hazards.
- Working at a height greater than 2 metres without fall protection.
- Method of using, assembling and/or installing an anchorage point.
- Periodical maintenance inspections of a fall prevention system.
- Retrieval of person fallen from a height
- Manual handling tasks.
- Personal protective equipment requirements.
- Training requirements.
- Housekeeping requirements.
- Failure to monitor controls.
- Risk matrix and descriptors.
- Additional hazards, risks and controls.
- Approval and change management form.
- Sign-off for installation, maintenance and usage of anchorage points.
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