Working at Heights

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A Team Mate Falls

One of the most overlooked areas of fall protection is probably the rescue plan. It's not uncommon to find many organisations have invested heavily in fall protection and prevention systems, but don't have a rescue and retrieval plan in place. A worker who has been suspended upright in harness can lose conscious due to suspension trauma. It can become deadly whenever a worker is suspended for durations of over five minutes. A rescue strategy or procedure must be planned in advance, to s...