How do you write a rescue plan?

It is your responsibility to write up a rescue plan….There are five steps to a risk assessment:

  1. Identify the hazards.
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how.
  3. Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions.
  4. Record your findings and implement them.
  5. Review the risk assessment and update where necessary.

Can you use a crane for rescue?

We’re often asked, “Can I use a crane as part of my rescue plan?” If you’re referring to using a crane as part of moving personnel or victims, the answer is “No, except in very rare and unique circumstances.” The justification for using a crane to move personnel, even for the purposes of rescue, is extremely limited.

What are the requirements of a man basket?

Any personnel or man basket must have been designed by a certified engineer because OSHA requires that personnel baskets be able to support their own weight as well as five times the weight of the maximum intended load. Both of these weight loads must be marked clearly on the basket itself.

When should you have a rescue plan?

When using fall arrest systems, you (as an employer or building owner) are obliged by law to have a rescue plan in place, which ensures that a worker can be retrieved as soon as possible should he fall. Do not rely on the emergency services: it is not their duty to rescue a fallen worker.

What is included in a rescue plan?

They include the Background, Proposals, as well as Assumptions and Conditions. A complete list of every material asset under the company’s ownership. Information indicating which creditors hold which assets as security upon beginning the rescue. A complete list of the company’s creditors when the rescue process began.

Can I tie off to a crane?

In summary, OSHA does allow for tying off to cranes but only for specific applications and specific industries. As OSHA has not defined specific standards for General Industry, employers are responsible for following the Act’s general duty clause.

Do you need fall protection in a man basket?

Employees in both general industry and construction need fall protection at some point – particularly those who have access to aerial lifts. Boom lifts are sometimes also referred to as man baskets. This is because employees work out of small work platforms enclosed with guardrails.

What must be checked before a man lift basket can be used?

125%
In addition to a visual inspection, crane baskets must be tested to 125% of their rated capacity before each use. This test includes holding the basket at 125% of rated capacity for 5 minutes at each station the basket will be used at. Each test must be documented to keep OSHA compliant records.

What are parties affected by rescue plan?

Who are the ‘affected persons’ in terms of business rescue? Affected persons are the shareholders, creditors and employees of a company in business rescue, as well as registered trade unions representing the employees of a company.