Work at Height Rescue Checklist

Work at Height Rescue Checklist

This work at height rescue checklist can assist you to evaluate the potential hazards associated with work at height activities and identify equipment and controls that may be required in a rescue situation.


Work at Height Rescue

Rescue refers to the specialized procedures, techniques and equipment used to rescue individuals who are working at elevated positions, such as construction sites, industrial facilities, telecommunications towers, or wind turbines.

These work environments present various risks and hazards, including falls from height, entanglement, structural collapse, or medical emergencies.

The primary goal of safe work at height rescue is to provide prompt and effective assistance to workers who become incapacitated or stranded at height, ensuring their safe evacuation and medical treatment if necessary.

Rescue teams are trained and equipped to respond swiftly and efficiently in emergency situations, minimizing the potential for further injuries or fatalities.

What is a Work at Height Rescue Checklist?

A work at height rescue checklist is a tool used to ensure that all necessary steps and considerations have been considered before and during a work at height rescue operation. It helps rescue teams and personnel involved in the rescue process to systematically assess and address key elements to enhance safety and effectiveness.

It’s important to note that the checklist should be customized to suit the specific requirements of the organization and adhere to applicable safety standards and regulations.

What is Included in this Work at Height Rescue Checklist?

This work at height rescue checklist has provisions to prompt for the review of the following rescue aspects:

  • Have all the foreseeable fall hazards and risks been assessed?
  • Have all potential rescue scenarios been planned for?
  • Is there a sufficient number of rescuers available for the task?
  • Is the rescue team qualified, trained and competent?
  • Is the rescue team trained in heavy plant emergency controls?
  • Have communication methods been established?
  • Is the rescue equipment (e.g. fall arrest and fall protection systems) available and in date for use?
  • Does the equipment meet relevant standards and is it fully functional?
  • Is there adequate space for the type of equipment being used?
  • Are weight limitations on anchor points acceptable for working load limits?
  • Is there a process in place to manage suspension trauma?
  • Is first aid available and have medical treatment options been planned for?
  • Has a rescue drill or simulation been undertaken to ensure that the rescue team is prepared?

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this Work at Height Rescue Checklist?

This 1-page checklist can assist you confirm that you have all the required equipment and rescue procedures in place to undertake a rescue if a person falls from height.

After downloading this work at height rescue checklist, you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own work at height rescue plan checklist.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the rescue checklist.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Work at Height Rescue Checklist

  • This checklist is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • The checklist will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

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