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Fall Protection Roles and Responsibilities

Fall Protection Roles and Responsibilities

By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
Manager-Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Bangalore, Karnataka

Introduction:Fall protection is the standby system provided for aemployee who could lose his or her equilibrium at height, in order to control or eradicatedamage potential. The fall protection is required to restraint or arrest the fall from heights. The person falling from height may lose balance or grip or may slip, or may trip or may misstep at any point of time. Fallen from height or elevated place results in serious injuries and it could be the most serious injury than any other accident in the industries.

Fall Protection Roles

Employees –
Employees who are required to perform work at heights shall have a working knowledge of the hazards present in their work area as well as how to use, inspect and care for the personal fall protection systems they are required to use.

Employer –
Any manager, supervisor, or owner of a company that has employees who are required to perform work at heights.

Competent Person –
Competent Persons means a person who is capable of identifying hazardous or dangerous conditions in the personal fall arrest system or any component thereof, as well as in their application and use with related equipment. Competent Persons may be working at heights instructors, managers, supervisors, 3rd party suppliers, employers of employees or employees.

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Qualified Person –
Qualified Persons design fall protection systems. They have a professional degree; certificate, professional standing or extensive knowledge, training, or experience related to fall protection design.

Site Working at Heights Program Owner or Site EHS –
Working at Heights Program owners or site EHS have oversight and administration responsibilities related to the sites working at heights program and must be a competent person per the definition above.

Fall Protection Responsibilities

Employees –

Employer –

Competent Person –

Qualified Person –

Site Working at Heights Program Owner or Site EHS –

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Reference and Acknowledgement
[1] Fall Protection Program by OSHA guidelines http://www.oshatrain.org

[2] Working At Height Guidelines, Version II, 21st September 2011 http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/policies

We at engineeringcivil.com are thankful to Sir Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram for submitting this paper to us.

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