Construction and civil engineering work presents a diverse range of situations for work at height and rescue. It is possible that every technique or working method might be used on a single site e.g. restraint, work positioning, fall arrest etc.
The construction sector is the origin of the most fatal accidents resulting from falls. Equipment used in construction is often treated very badly – proper inspection regimes are important, together with procedures for immediate rescue.
Remember to apply the work at height hierarchy when choosing suitable working methods and ensure that equipment is properly cared for. If suitable anchors are not available adjacent to the place of work, it may be necessary to install permanent anchors.
heightec’s one day Tower Crane Rescue training course is designed for people who work on tower cranes or tall structures who may have to self evacuate or perform casualty rescues.
heightec has also developed dedicated rescue systems to meet the demands of construction and civil engineering work.
heightec’s RescuePack TC Tower Crane Rescue System is self contained for recovery of a fallen person or casualty from a tower crane cab, jib or ladder by lifting or lowering. The ROTOR constant rate descender is the ultimate high performance rescue descender for self evacuation of casualty recovery from tall structures.
Our new RescuePack TC Tower Crane Rescue System ProSeal storage solution is a multi-layered approach that not only provides protection but also enables a supremely simple method of inspection to be used. The hermetic seal conditions reduce the speed of degradation therefore the contents remain in a better condition for longer, prolonging the life of the equipment stored.
CHRYSALIS Rescue Stretcher ProSeal – the ultimate storage solution for mission-critical equipment. Hermetically sealed giving a 20 year lifespan with supremely simple inspection process. The first and only sealed rescue stretcher. Versatile roll stretcher with a unique integral casualty harness for horizontal and vertical lifting. Tested with 4 m fall with a test mass of 125 kg.
Work at Height First Aid Pack – portable kit for use on high structures. Compliant with BS8599-1:2019. Can be attached to harness for easy transport. Contained in rucksack style case, with prominent reflective markings, zip around opening and a robust carry handle with attachment loop for clipping to a harness.