High Angle Rope Rescue


In 2007 ANSI Z359.2 incorporated guidelines that require rescue after a fall into a comprehensive managed fall protection program for general industry. Employees that have their fall arrested by a personal fall protection system may result in the onset of a condition know as Orthostatic Intolerance or Harnessed Induced Death in as little as five minutes.

Our teams are trained to safely rig high angle rescue stand-by on such platforms as towers, emissions stacks, powerhouse chimneys’, water towers and large industrial vessels to ensure your employees are protected while working at high elevations.

Additionally, our rescue teams have the ability to work with your company’s fall protection manager to develop the rescue plan component of your company’s overall comprehensive managed fall protection program. A well-developed rescue plan will consist of the following:

1. Identification of hazards
2. Establishment of a plan for ensuring that notice is given when a fall occurs
3. Victim contact is made as soon as possible
4. Written procedures for self rescue
5. Planned procedures for summoning a rescue service
6. Written strategies for rescuers to perform rescue, including:
A. Identification of the rescue personnel who will respond
B. Identification of anchor points to be used
C. Complete instructions for performing each identified type of rescue
D. Equipment information- selection, care, inspection, maintenance and storage
E. Documentation of training/refresher plans

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