Implementing your fall protection plan means more than putting papers into a file. You must follow a set method of implementation, says the Health&Safety Advisor.
Here's what you need to do to implement your fall protection plan.
Use these seven steps to implement your fall protection plan
Step1: Train your employees in the safety rules for working at heights;
Step2: Make sure your HSE representatives are present during the training;
Step3: Show them how to wear the fall protection equipment;
Step4: Ensure your HSE representatives understand that just wearing the equipment isn't enough. They have to hook it up to a sturdy structure to protect themselves from falling;
Step5: Complete a training attendance register and make sure you record the correct information.
Step6: Type up the rules (training content of steps 3 and 4), print and laminate them. Display them in a place where your employees can read them all the time; and
Step7: Make sure you do employee safety inspections using the rules as a checklist.
Remember to file away the documents for record purposes.
Well there you have it. With these steps, you'll be sure to implement an effective fall protection plan that complies with the OHSA.
Get the 10 easy steps on how to create your fall protection plan when you turn to chapter F05 of your Health and Safety Advisor.