WORKING AT HEIGTHS

Description

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The purpose of regulations on WAH is to prevent death and injury from a fall from height. Work at height means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. For example you are working at height if you:

■ are working on a ladder or a flat roof;
■ could fall through a fragile surface;
■ could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.

Take a sensible approach when considering precautions for work at height. There may be some low-risk situations where common sense tells you no particular precautions are necessary and the law recognizes this. There is a common misconception that ladders and stepladders are banned, but this is not the case. There are many situations where a ladder is the most suitable equipment for working at height.

Course Content

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  1. Introduction/ General Requirements
  2. Department Advisory 128-13 Amending Rules 1414 on Scaffoldings of the 1989 Occupational Safety and Health Standards, as amended
  3. Various Hazards while Working at Heights, Assessment and Hazard Control
  4. Distance Rules
  5. Ladders
  6. Scaffolding
  7. Aerial lifts and Mobile platforms
  8. Fall Protection Equipment
  9. Deceleration Device
  10. Twin Lanyard Climbing technique
  11. Anchorage and Fixed Climbing Devices
  12. Emergency & Rescue Procedures
    • MAKATI
    • 333 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City 1200, Philippines

    • Contact No.
    • +63 2 8891 0713
      +63 2 8751 6482

    • Email Address
    • inquiries@mapua.edu.ph

    • INTRAMUROS
    • 658 Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila 1002, Philippines

    • Contact No.
    • +63 2 8524-5572


    • Email Address
    • ccesc@mapua.edu.ph